Clouds are hanging tough across the area today as we are on the eastern fringes of a disturbance centered over the Mississippi Valley into the Southern Plains. This has also led to spotty light showers at times, and that will continue for a few of us across the area for the rest of today. Temperatures are being held in the lower to middle 70s because of that. Clouds will stick around during the overnight, but any remaining shower will end during the early evening. Overnight lows bottom out in the mid 60s toward daybreak.
Clouds start to move out as we work through the day Wednesday, and because of this, we're allowed to start our warming trend for the week. Overnight lows will remain in the 60s each night, but we head for the mid 80s tomorrow and Thursday, the upper 80s by Friday, and we make our first run at 90 degrees by the weekend!
Once the heat starts building in toward the end of the week, it will be around for a while thanks to a big ridge of high pressure that forms over the area and then gets locked in place do to blocking low pressures over the Western U.S. and the Atlantic. This holds the hot weather in place through at least the first part of next week. Also note that after today, we don't have any rain chances in the forecast for at least the next seven days either!