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Late September Record Heat in the Northern Plains Comes to an End

29 Sep 2021, 2:35 pm

A ridge of high pressure brought record heat into the Plains the last few days. Highs soared well through the 90s Sunday through Tuesday, setting record highs from Kansas to Minnesota.

It will stay warm today (Wednesday) in many areas, but widespread records are not anticipated. There are no heat alerts in place, but be sure to take care of your body in these temperatures, staying hydrated and resting in the shade.

A cold front moving across the region will drop temperatures closer to normal in the High Plains. The front weakens for Thursday, slowing the eastward progression of the cooler air.

The jet stream will drop upper level energy into the area Friday, giving the front a boost and pushing the cooler air eastward. Ahead of the front, it will be a warm start to October for the Ohio Valley.

The extended outlook shows confidence in above average temperatures through the first week of October as a ridge of high pressure is stubborn to move and builds once again.

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