SAN ANGELO, Texas — Barry is finally moving out of the Deep South on this Tuesday. However, not before it dumped extreme amounts of rainfall on an already soaked area. The highest totals were seen in the state of Louisiana where almost two feet of rain fell in a few locations.
A very quiet and hot pattern is about to set up across West Texas and much of the central United States. This, is due to a high pressure feature called the "Death Ridge" that is set to build into the area. This is an annual feature that usually takes over the south-central United States during the late-summer months.
With this ridge in place, the weather over the next week looks to change very little, with plenty of sunshine and hot temperatures expected. Actual air temperatures will be right around 100 degrees, with heat index values between 100 and 105.
However, we are not alone with this heat. Much of the United States will be sweating with above average temperatures. Denver, Colorado has not seen temperatures above 90 degrees so far this year. However, a stretch of upper 90s and low 100s is set for the area this week. Their all-time record high temperature is 105 degrees, set just last year.