The Ozarks and much of the central and eastern U.S. are headed for a hot Memorial Day weekend!
Today, a larger difference in pressure will cause stronger winds to blow. It will be a breezier day in the Ozarks with winds forecast to gust over 30 mph. On Thursday, wind gusts will likely be higher, possibly over 40 mph in western sections of Missouri.
These winds will all be out of the south which will continue to cause our temperatures to rise. Today lower to middle eighties. Thursday upper eighties.
By Friday, a handful of nineties are likely an nineties will be the rule through most of the holiday weekend. As I blogged about on Monday, there are record high temperatures which will be threatened during this time:
|DAY||NORMAL HIGH||RECORD HIGH||YEAR|
|Friday, May 25||78||90||2006|
|Saturday, May 26||78||92||1953|
|Sunday, May 27||78||88||2006|
|Monday, May 28||79||89||1911|
The jet stream will be changing next week to allow cooler air over the northern U.S. and it should be enough to send a cool front our way perhaps by Tuesday.