ORIGINAL POST: Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 10:19 a.m.
With about four months left in the year, 2012 is already going down in the record books for the heat.
Since May, we’ve already hit the 90° mark a total of 44 times. This moves us into a tie for ninth place on years with the most 90° days. High temperatures Tuesday will likely reach the low-90s and if that happens, this year will move up to a tie for seventh place.
For the short-term, it looks like that will be it for the intense heat as a series of fronts drop in giving us an unsettled weather pattern with shower and thunderstorm chances and cooler temperatures.
A few scattered showers and storms are possible Tuesday, late Tuesday night and Wednesday, and Thursday night and Friday.
(Wednesday Afternoon Rain Chances, below)
(Friday Morning Rain Chances, below)
The best chances of seeing wet weather will be Wednesday and Friday.
High temperatures this week will trend downward from the low-90s Tuesday to the upper-80s Wednesday and only in the 70s for Friday and the upcoming weekend. As a matter of fact, highs on Saturday will only be in the low-to-mid-70s with overnight lows in the 40s possible!
Over the first three days of September, we had a high temperatures in the 70s, the 80s, and the 90s. Lows have been consistent in the mid-to-upper-60s.
The Climate Prediction Center is still forecasting warmer than average temperatures through November.
Have a great week.