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Heat Squasher

Hello and happy Wednesday everybody, hope all is well!

Heat has been a big story in the Southwest over the past few days. Take a look at the high temperatures recorded yesterday:

Highs Yesterday

The past week has featured a number of record high temperatures, see here:

Record Highs

Heat Comes to an End

A low pressure system working off of the Pacific will squash the heat in the southwest over the next few days. This is the 500mb weather map for early Saturday morning showing the low pressure system sitting over Las Vegas:

Trough

Heat Squashing Time

Take a look at the forecast high temperatures today vs. the high temperatures on Saturday. There is a significant difference in temps. It’ll be a welcome relief for some after such a sweltering start to June:

High Temps Today

High Temps Today

High Temps Saturday

Highs Saturday

Severe Weather Threat Today

There are three areas of concern today, all shaded in orange. The biggest tornado threat will be across the High Plains and eastern Texas. Hail and high winds look to be the primary threat through the central Appalachians.

Severe Weather Threat Today

That’s all for now, thanks for checking back in on this Wednesday.

Meteorologist Todd Nelson – WeatherNation LLC

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