Heat dome to control, record more records

With a large ridge of high pressure, or heat dome, in position over the central United States, record heat will persist. Some of the region’s hottest temperatures on record are expected this week.

a ***Red flag warning***Effective Tuesday. Dry conditions, hot temperatures, low humidity and constant breezes will result in critical fire weather and burning should be avoided at all costs.

***HEAT WARNING*** will be in effect Tuesday. Hot temperatures in the upper 90s and low 100s will combine with enough humidity to create feel-good temperatures of over 107 degrees. Stay hydrated and don’t overexert yourself outside.

Tonight and tomorrow: The weak tropical system, named Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine, will continue to move westward across the Gulf of Mexico throughout the night. South of the local area, this system will provide only a few additional clouds and possibly showers. Low temperatures will stop near 80 degrees. On Tuesday, the tropical system will move away to the southwest, taking any low rain chances with it. Skies will be partly sunny. High temperatures will reach near 100 degrees with enough humidity for temperatures to feel like between 107 and 113 degrees.

the next: To end the work week, a heat dome will dominate. The morning will start in the low 80s. The afternoon weather will be mostly sunny with temperatures rising into the 100-105 degree range. Several afternoons are expected to see all-time record high temperatures at Metro Airport. That mark is 105 degrees, as was set on Saturday and Sunday afternoon as well as on August 30, 2000. Humidity may not be quite as high as previous weeks, but air temperatures will compensate for that to cause temperatures to feel like in excess of 113 degrees. . If you’re wondering when the heat might cool down a bit, there are no signs of it for the next seven to 10 days.

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Tropics: Potential Tropical Cyclone 9 It was set for Monday. The system is expected to reach tropical storm status before reaching southeast Texas. Coastal flooding, winds in excess of 40 mph and 3 to 5 inches of rain are expected across parts of South Texas through Tuesday. Mountainous areas in northern Mexico could experience mudslides. The storm will dissipate over land by mid-week.

Tropical Storm Franklin is moving west across the eastern Caribbean Sea at 4 mph with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph. The storm is expected to move sharply north on Tuesday and may intensify somewhat. Hurricane Franklin is expected to bring heavy rains to Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, causing flooding and mudslides. It will then move northeast across the southwestern Atlantic Ocean and possibly reach hurricane force.

Tropical depressions Emily and Geert weaken across the central and eastern Atlantic, respectively. Both will be post-tropical and dissipate by Tuesday. Neither system poses a threat to any territory.


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