Near record-breaking heat on Saturday (6/2/23)
Southeast Missouri saw some scattered storms on Friday afternoon. Aside from a few of these storms, Friday was mostly dry for the vast majority of the FOX 23 coverage area. It was also very warm, with a high of 92° in Cape Girardeau.
We will have a push of drier air moving in on Saturday, so the pop-up storm chance will fade away for the first half of the weekend. It’ll be a very warm afternoon, with highs in the middle-90s in some spots. The record high on Saturday for Cape Girardeau is 95°, and we have a good chance of tying that record.
Our Skeeter Meter sits in the medium zone through the weekend and into Monday. While temperatures will be very warm, we like to see higher humidity levels in order to support more mosquito activity. Plus, rain chances appear very low, meaning that the standing water potential is also low.
We have had to introduce a pop-up storm chance on Sunday. These will be just like the storms we’ve seen in recent days. The storms will be hit-or-miss, and likely more miss than hit. We’re also keeping temperatures in the 90s for the next couple of days. However, we may see some relief from the bigger heat by the middle of next week.
Meteorologist Malcolm Byron
FOX 23 Storm Alert Team