It has been a hot May…..
Also, it is the driest May overall now, Tri-State-wide, since 1994 & driest on record in many areas north of I-64……..
Of significant note is the lack of severe weather in the Midwest this April-May. As a country, we are near-record low for the number of tornadoes so far in 2018.
At various official NOAA NWS COOP stations, hottest May Since…………….
Washington On Record (Records to 1896)
St. Meinrad 1962
Princeton, IN 1962
Mt. Vernon, IN 1962
(NE Knox County) On Record (Records to 1923)
Earlington On Record (Records to 1893)
Beaver Dam 1962
Princeton, KY 2012
After dry heat today & tomorrow, high humidity & some scattered storms will arrive area-wide Friday night-Saturday.
Sunday looks hot & rather humid, it is looking less humid than Saturday & at this point, it appears that scattered storm development may be suppressed. This is due to tropical storm or perhaps low-end hurricane approaching & then making a Gulf Coast landfall. As typical with tropical systems, a band of sinking, drying air will be occurring just outside of the storm’s peripheral shower/storm bands.
Remnants will pass to our southeast next week with some scattered showers & storms at times here.
By next weekend & beyond, strong upper ridging should take over with an early-season heat wave. 100-102 is possible in Missouri with 94-98 here. Mid 90s are possible as far north as Minnesota & Manitoba.