Considering we found ourselves dodging some rainfall on Sunday, our mild and sunny Monday wasn't a bad way to kick off the work week. Afternoon highs peaked in the mid 80s throughout the Tri-State - the breezy northeasterly wind flow helped take the edge off some of that heat. The evening ahead will be a pleasant one; after seeing temperatures dip into the low 80s around dinnertime, the mercury will fall toward the mid 70s by 10PM and into the mid 60s early Tuesday morning. We'll kick off our Tuesday with a morning low temperature of 66° in the River City.
With many of us bottoming out at a degree or two warmer early tomorrow, you might suspect afternoon highs would crest a degree or two higher than Monday's and you'd be correct - that being said, at least our anticipated high of 86° will still be 3° below the norm for this time of the year. Higher pressure camped out over the Great Plains will also maintain that pleasant northerly breeze across the Ohio Valley. Despite the breezy weather Tuesday, dew point values will stick around the mid to upper 60s; that's high enough to make it feel a bit uncomfortable in between breezes tomorrow afternoon.
The dry, clear weather is expected to linger for much of the week ahead - current model data suggests that we may see a few stray showers or thunderstorms on Thursday and Friday thanks to the passage of a weak frontal boundary, but both days are still expected to remain primarily dry with temperatures reaching back into the low 90s. Worse yet, the added moisture in the atmosphere could make afternoon high temperatures around 91° feel as hot as 96° or 97°. The worst of the heat however, may hold off until the upcoming weekend; the latest model data is indicating that afternoon highs in the mid to low 90s and dew point values north of 70° could drive heat indices into the triple digits on Saturday and Sunday!