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After a spell of six straight days with max temps below 90 degrees and eight straight days with rainfall, it's back to reality. After all, we are in the middle of summer and it's not realistic to think the glorious weather pattern would continue for much longer. The return of summer is manifested by temps rising back into the 90s, fewer folks getting wet, and lower rainfall totals.

High pressure will rebuild over central Louisiana this week, but the center of the high will be to our north and northwest. This should keep temps more seasonal, and 100s are not expected. Low rain chances will continue through Thursday. By Friday, the center of the high will shift into the Rockies and will strengthen. Moisture will be able to move back into central Louisiana by Friday and stay into early next week. It will still be hot but your chance of getting wet will increase.

Speaking of heat, the low temperature at Death Valley, California fell to a balmy 107 degrees last Thursday, July 12. This was after a high the previous day of 128 degrees. This ties the record for the world's highest minimum temp. The only other place in the world to see such a hot night was Khasab Airport in the desert nation of Oman on June 27, 2012.

Tom Konvicka


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