Heat and Humidity with a Touch of Saharan Dust = Not Good for Outdoors

A stifling combination of extreme heat, humidity and Saharan dust will make for hazy and acrid skies over the Crossroads this week. Look for upper level high pressure to trap the lingering dust, Gulf moisture and extreme heat to create a soup of air temperatures in the upper 90s, heat index values of 105 to 109 degrees, and dust that will be problematic for allergy sufferers. Models suggest this scenario may last into early next week, at the least, with virtually no reasonable chance for rainfall. In fact, even the tropics are quiet.