Forecast: Humidity and Storminess Exit Stage Right
The daily showing of heat, humidity and strong afternoon storms has come to a close. There are rumors a thunderstorm may try to make an encore performance today, but at least the heat and humidity have hit the road. And starting tomorrow, a new show featuring comfortable temperatures and dry weather arrives in town. Will it last through Independence Day?
Partly sunny. 30% chance of p.m. t'storms. 83-87. It will definitely be less humid than the weekend and temperatures will be about five degrees cooler. Nonetheless, the really dry air won't filter in until overnight and with somewhat unstable air overhead (due to cool air moving in at cloud level while the sun heats up the surface), a few storms could develop late in the afternoon into the early evening.
Overnight, any isolated t'storm activity will dissipate and it will become rather pleasant. Lows will drop to near 60 in the suburbs and mid 60s downtown.
Keep reading for the forecast through the week.
Overnight, it will be clear and refreshing. Lows drop into the upper 50s in the suburbs to the mid 60s downtown.
Wednesday's weather will be similar to Tuesday and just about as nice. Highs should reach the mid 80s with comfortable humidity. Confidence: Medium-High
Humidity increases a little Thursday with a wind from the south ahead of an approaching cold front. High temperatures should reach the upper 80s -- and an isolated afternoon evening/thunderstorm is possible. Confidence: Medium
The weather for Independence Day depends on whether Thursday night's cold front is able to cleanly clear the area or gets hung up. For more information, see our special, detailed Fourth of July forecast.
Next weekend should be pretty nice with high pressure giving us dry conditions, reasonable humidity levels and highs in the 80s. However, we'll need to watch a stationary front to our south which may have some storminess along it. If it drifts a little further north than currently forecast, it may not be as nice as currently anticipated. Confidence: Low-Medium
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