Beyond this period of unsettled weather, I'm very concerned about next week. Temperatures could easily surpass 100 for a few days as a strong ridge of high pressure moves over the region. This takes us into August and the last month of meteorological summer. If the heat continues, this could easily challenge last year as the hottest summer on record.
The new drought monitor has been released indicating most of the state is in a moderate drought. The far southern portion of the state is experiencing severe drought conditions.