Well, it's that time of year again, which means that it's only a matter of time before a heat wave grips a part of the country. Unfortunately, the hour class has run out and one is knocking on the doorstep.
As you can see in the map below (Figure 1), a ridge of high pressure is building in over the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and Northeast this week and will strengthen as we progress into the weekend.
|Figure 1. GFS model - weathermodels.com.|
|Figure 2. NWS forecast high temperatures, Saturday - weathermodels.com.|
|Figure 3. NWS forecast high temperatures, Sunday - weathermodels.com|
Relief will be on the order for next week, as an upper level trough ushers in some cooler air for the east coast.