After the record setting heat on Monday you would think Mother Nature would lay low and back off on the intense heat. Well, think again. Instead of the heat going down, it looks like Mother Nature is going to crank it back up.
A strong ridge of high pressure is expected to grow in size and smother the midsection of the U.S. in the next few days. As the upper air pressure increases and expands, the air underneath it will heat up quickly. Thus, our surface temperatures will reach the triple digits for an extensive period of time.
How long will this heat machine last? Early indications show the high pressure breaking down a little as we approach next week. In other words, the thermometers could move down a couple degrees but they won't be that far away from the century mark.
So stock up on the water bottles and try to stay inside with the A/C blasting. This could be the start of a very long summer.