UNDER THE HEAT DOME...
The heat was on Saturday with sunny skies and very warm air in overhead. Temperatures climbed into the 90s for the first time for many of us... for others it was just the warmest day in over a month!
The heat continues as a big area of high pressure stays in overhead. That will lead to hot, humid weather and scattered storms (if any)..
Because there's a lot of warm air in overhead there will usually be a cap in place. That is basically when there's a lid on the atmosphere (like the cap on a pop bottle). Something has to come along to break the cap to make storms happen... like a cold front or temperatures get warm enough to break it.
Sunday will be sunny, dry, and warm:
It will also be humiiiid with dew points in the 60s:
Starting Monday we'll start to see the chance of thunderstorms, that will likely be daily through the end of the work week. We do need rain but it does appear that most of the activity will be scattered in nature.
Temperatures will be in the 80s once again Monday afternoon:
Each day next week will be pretty similar with scattered storms, warmth, and mugginess. Here's a look at the temperature trend over the next 10 days in Cedar Rapids:
And the Quad Cities:
The rain each day won't be enough to bust the drought conditions but it will hopefully help some spots.