Just as Sunday ended with powerful thunder and brilliant lightning flashes the week head will be starting with sweltering heat that will settle over most of the area.
At 8:45 on Monday morning the temperature was a manageable 75 degrees but before the day is done that will likely rise to close to 94 degrees according to the National Weather Service.
That trend figures to continue for much of the week with highs in the mid 90's and lows at night settling down to around 70 degrees.
Looking at the middle of the week there is a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms on Wednesday into Wednesday night.The storms look to be the key to breaking the heat with temperatures expected to drop down to around 86 on Thursday.
Wednesday also looks to be the only chance of precipitation this week and the mid 80's looks to continue right through the weekend.