An active pattern continues next week across the Heartland; a wide-range of temps, weather
Midwestern heat will peak Friday, with maximum temperatures topping 100°F as far north as Minnesota and as far east as the middle Mississippi Valley. Eastern temperatures will approach or reach 100°F as far north as the mid-Atlantic.
During the weekend, cooler air will overspread the Midwest, excluding the southern tier of the Corn Belt. Hot, humid conditions will linger, however, across the South.
By early next week, heat will re-intensify across the central Plains and southwestern Corn Belt, with 100-degree temperatures extending into Kansas and Missouri. Heat will also prevail in much of the West. During the hot spell, significant rainfall will be limited to a few areas.
Over the next 5 days, completely dry weather should cover much of the Far West and an area stretching from the southern Plains to the Mississippi Delta.
In contrast, locally heavy showers will dot Florida’s peninsula, while “ring of fire” thunderstorms will occur around the northern periphery of a ridge of high pressure, extending from the northern Plains into the Northeast. Elsewhere, thundershowers associated with the Southwestern monsoon circulation will pepper the Four Corners States.