A blistering hot weather pattern looks like it is going to develop over the middle U.S. in the second half of next week. Michigan will be positioned just outside of the hottest weather, in a pattern we meteorologists call a “ring of fire.” A heat wave is formed when a hot dome of air builds in the entire atmosphere,

from the ground to the top of the atmosphere 50,000 feet up. This is what is expected to happen late next week. I’ve been seeing this situation in all of the model data for a few days now, so confidence is high that the Midwest is going to bake. Some areas of Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa and the Dakotas will approach 110 degrees. READ MORE