The heat was on in full force Saturday. This time of the year can get very warm, however daily record highs were broken or tied in several cities. Let’s take a look!
We’ll begin with some of the hottest spots, in Kansas! Temperatures soared to 110°+ for the second consecutive day in Salina where the climate location broke daily record highs both days. The records were tied for July 22 in Russell and Wichita.
St. Louis broke the daily record high temperature on Saturday reaching to 108 degrees and pushing aside the previous record from more than 100 years ago!
Record temperatures are kept on a daily basis. Each day has a record high, record low, record precipitation, and further.
The heat didn’t just stay put in the Plains but pushed into Kentucky where the city of London established a new daily high temperature record.
The heat will get pushed slowly to the south on Sunday. The temperature combined with relative humidity will make it feel like 103 to 112 degrees in the shaded areas above. Outside of those boxes it still may feel close to 100 degrees in spots. Overall this heat should start to wane this upcoming week and by Tuesday and Wednesday many of these heat alerts will be done away with. Until then, stay cool!
For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Steve Glazier