2:30 PM Thursday Update... I'm very, very impressed with the nature of the mega blast of cool air next week. If the models verify, it will be an extremely rare July pattern with a large dose of pleasant Canadian air.
When looking at the Global Forecasting System MOS numbers for highs next week, it shows mid 80s Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday with less humid air. It's important to remember this model tries to take temperatures to climo. levels in the long range. Because of this, I'm willing to bet each run should get cooler and cooler. Until we get there, it will be hot and steamy this weekend into Monday with the "feels like" temperature in the triple digits. That will only make the cooler air more enjoyable once it gets here.
This air could break several records. The record low Wednesday July 16th is 59 degrees in 1990 and the record Thursday July 17th is 62 degrees in 1945. It's also worth noting the models are hinting at the potential for some of the coolest all time July temperatures in Little Rock. I'm not willing to go out on a limb and predict that right now, but it is well worth watching. Below are maps from weatherbell.com
|The GFS has lows in the 50s and 40s next Wednesday morning across the northern half of the state. This would be historic IF it verifies!|
|Lows Thursday morning July 17th are even COLDER. Once again it COULD be historic.|
|High temperatures Wednesday only upper 70s north to lower 80s central and mid 80s south with LOW humidity. AMAZING!!!!!!|