UPDATE: 10:35 p.m. No changes to the forecast - Steve ===========================
September Beginning Hotter than Average 5:00 p.m. Mon 31 2015
The upper-air pattern shows a stationary trough extending from Arkansas to south Texas. We are on the western side, the portion where air sinks. This is a very unfavorable pattern for rain. The trough gradually moves away to be replaced by an upper high, which also causes a gentle downward air flow.
Strong sunshine and the warming provided from the sinking air will keep daytime high temperatures above normal right into the Labor Day Holiday weekend with very little day-to-day change.
There’s a chance the trough could wobble a bit to the west and if that happens there’d be a few showers on Wednesday. The potential for anything significant is low and right now I’m leaving the forecast dry.
Otherwise, expect daytime highs to run 5 to 10 degrees above average (which should be in the upper 80s), as we move toward the weekend. The drought continues to worsen with high fire danger area wide, and outdoor burning is strongly discouraged.
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