unjustly inflicting hardship and constraint, especially on a minority or other subordinate group.
“an oppressive dictatorship”
synonyms: harsh, cruel, brutal, repressive, tyrannical, tyrannous, iron-fisted, autocratic, dictatorial, despotic, undemocratic; More
weighing heavily on the mind or spirits; causing depression or discomfort.
“a profound loneliness, an oppressive emptiness”
synonyms: overwhelming, overpowering, unbearable, unendurable, intolerable, burdensome
“an oppressive sense of despair”
(of weather) excessively hot and humid.
synonyms: muggy, close, heavy, hot, humid, sticky, steamy, airless, stuffy, stifling, suffocating, sultry
“it was gray and oppressive”
You know when the boys at the National Weather Service start using the word “oppressive”, we are in for a world of hurt. Actually besides its meaning in a social context, which is appropriate for these days may we add, the word is used in a meteorological context as well. So get ready for some seriously oppressive stuff headed our way this week.
Today, partly sunny and again hot with a high of 93 and 93% humidity and a south wind clocking in at 10-20 mpy with gusts as high as 30 mph we are looking at an average heat index of 103. There will be an increasing chance of rain and storms starting at 30% during the day to mostly likely tonight.
Tomorrow mostly sunny with a high of 81 (yes a brief respite) with a 20% chance of rain and thunderstorms.
Tuesday mostly sunny, warming back up to a high of 87 in the Highland area, cooler near the lake and 90 as you head inland.
July 4, partly sunny with a 40% chance of rain and thunderstorms. We will reach a high of 89 in the Highland area, 87 near the lake and 91 as you head inland.
As you would suspect, we are issuing a CLC Advisory (Checkout Line Congestion) from today and including the 4th. Just remember if you hear a low tone girthy garglely growling sound as you reach for that last bag of Ranch Flavored Jays, back away immediately. It’s not worth the loss of life or limb.
Radar Great Lakes & National
US Weather 3 Day Maps
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 93. Heat index values as high as 103. Breezy, with a south wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10pm. Low around 71. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming west northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly clear, with a low around 65. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73.
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89.
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73.
A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73.
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.
Mostly clear, with a low around 67.
Sunny, with a high near 80.