Hot Weekend Ahead from the Southwest to the Plains
Air conditioners will be humming from the Southwest into the Central Plains this weekend as hot temperatures expand. An Excessive Heat Warning continues in California, Nevada, and Arizona. Heat Advisories have expanded from California into the Central and Southern Plains.
The Jet Stream has built northward to near the Canadian Border. A strong dome of high pressure aloft, south of the Jet Stream flow, is helping the heat expand and increase. At the surface, quiet weather conditions continue with high pressure, limiting cloud cover.
Temperatures will rise to well above the century point today from Sacramento to Abilene. 90s will push into Kansas as the humidity climbs.
On Saturday, temperatures will climb to near 110 around Phoenix, with triple digit heat common through the Four Corners into Kansas.
The mercury will sizzle on Sunday with Las Vegas, Phoenix and Tucson pushing above 110. Sacramento, Fresno, and Bakersfield will be well above 100. A cold front will knock down the temperatures into the 80s in the Central Plains, but 90s and a few triple digits will be found in Texas.
The oppressive heat will take a break in the Plains to begin next week, but will worsen in the Southwest. Phoenix will be near 120 degrees, and Las Vegas around 115. Several cities in Central California will be near 110. The thermometer will push above 90 across much of the rest of the West, if not into the triple digits.
From WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels