Who can remember such hot weather with a layer of tropical clouds?
It turns out that clockwise flow around high pressure situation to our east is both pushing high heat and moisture into our area from the south (and Red Sea). Normally, low pressure over the desert to our east brings hot and dry air in from the east. So, we have, instead, both heat and moisture together.
Despite the moisture, no rain or lightning is noted in our area and surroundings.
Still, it feels like a storm has brewed. There is a pretty tight pressure gradient, which is causing fairly strong winds.
Last month was above normal temperature wise, and this month is turning out to be a scorcher. As my wife noted, we haven't had an occasional wave of heat, we've had a "high tide." It's like a wall of heat has risen and overwhelmed us, and the heat storm shows no signs of abating. In fact, after a short break on Thursday, the heat should return for the end of the week, Shabbat, and least into at least early next week.
Keep in mind that the strong winds and high heat means that there is a high fire risk.
It's not nice, it's not pleasant, and it's not typical.