|Source: NOAA Regional Climate Centers|
Forecasts call for a high-amplitude ridge to build in over the weekend and dominate our weather over the next several days. This mean highs in the mid 90s beginning tomorrow and lows near 70 at the airport (give or take a few degrees).
The average temperature for the entire summer in 2013 was 80.8ºF, which is right where we are at so far this summer. Basically, we need to close out the last 8 days of August with an average temperature above 80.8ºF to bust the record. Much will probably depend on the minimum temperatures. It's going to be close, but I rate the odds as better than not that we eke this one out.
Let's hope we do. We suffered a lot this summer. I want bragging rights.