Humidity to stick around through the start of August (8/1/22)
With wind coming from the south to southwest, hot temperatures with a lot of humidity will be the story going forward. Monday night will clear out allowing overnight lows to be in the low to mid 70s. The winds will continue to be out of the southwest Tuesday around 5 to 10 mph.
A heat advisory is in effect until Wednesday at 8 p.m. because of heat indices climbing upwards of 105°+. As for actual recorded temperatures outside, Tuesday in Cape Girardeau and surrounding areas will see temperatures into the mid 90s, similar to Monday.
With small rain chances ahead and not enough rain to amount to standing water, the heat and humid conditions will be enough to keep the Skeeter Meter categories labeled as “high” for the next three days. With an isolated chance for rain Tuesday, the next shot at seeing some showers will be on Thursday and through the weekend.
As some of the models trend to show dry conditions through Monday night, there is an isolated chance for some rain to the east of the coverage area on Tuesday. After that, Wednesday looks to be one of the driest days going forward. However, temperatures will not cool down much with the chance for rain through the rest of the week. Highs will remain in the upper 80s and low 90s for the rest of the forecast period.
Meteorologist Jessica Blum