Summer-like conditions are back just in time for the first full week of summer. High temperatures throughout this next week will be above average and some areas might even see their first 90° days of 2019. With the heat comes the humidity as well. Dew points will warm into the upper 60s to even lower 70s making it awfully humid outside through the work week.
An upper-level ridge will sit over the Midwest through the weekend and will be one of the driving forces of the warm/humid air-mass over the middle of the country. Winds will stay out of the west-southwest most of the week adding to the warmth.
With the warmer temperatures and the humidity come the chances for scattered thunderstorms during peak heating. The atmosphere will be favorable for scattered thunderstorm development late this week and into the weekend. Thunderstorm development doesn’t look widespread, but the threat will still be there for some isolated storms.
This summer-like pattern seems to last at least into the middle portion of next week. Meaning our first real taste of summer-like temperatures last a while! Enjoy the warmth and humidity!