SWEET RELIEF IN THE NEW WEEK....
We all sweat through the weekend. It was hot, it was HUMID! Dew points in the 70s are uncomfortable enough, but dew points were near 80° on Sunday!
That translated to triple digit heat index values in the afternoon.. and for some it already felt like 100° early in the day. Here's a look at the heat index values from the National Weather Service in the Quad Cities at 11 am Sunday-
A cold front moves through Sunday night into Monday and will lead to showers and storms and drop the humidity. Some showers and thunderstorms will be possible early Monday in portions of Illinois and Missouri as the cold front moves through.
Humidity levels will drop through the day Monday and it won't be *super* comfortable, but it will definitely feel nicer compared to the weekend.
The actual temperatures will be lower, too, in the upper 70s to low 80s. Here's the temperature change compared to Sunday afternoon:
Through the start of the week temperatures will be closer to normal. Humidity won't be super low but it won't be terribly high either... Here's the temperature forecast through Thursday for Cedar Rapids -
And the Quad Cities -
Temperatures will likely remain near normal as we head into August too. Here's the latest outlook from the Climate Prediction Center which finally takes us out of the red (above normal temperatures) for August 1-5.
Relief is on the way!