Forecast: Summertime Storms Stick Around
By Brian Jackson
Storms are in the forecast again today as somewhat warm and humid conditions clash with an approaching cold front. The chance of storms continues into Monday and diminishes Monday night. On Tuesday and Wednesday, the storms take a hiatus. Both days should be sunny and pleasant, with temperatures remaining seasonably warm.
Partly sunny with showers and t'storms developing. 83-88. There may be a few showers and storms this morning (20% chance) but most will see partly sunny skies and temperatures warming to the mid 80s by the afternoon. A slow moving cold front will edge closer to the metro area throughout the day with thunderstorm chances gradually increasing towards the late afternoon and evening when odds increase to 60%. The strongest of these storms may produce some large hail and strong, gusty winds. Winds will be from the southwest at 5-15 mph, but stronger in thunderstorms.
Showers and thunderstorms will continue into the night as the front crosses the area very slowly. The most intense of these storms will subside before midnight. Outside the storms, skies will be mostly cloudy and temperatures will hover around 70. Winds will be light and out of the south.
Mostly cloudy, risk of p.m. t'storms again. 85-89. A chance for showers and thunderstorms lingers into Monday afternoon and evening as this slow moving front sluggishly pushes east. Highs will reach the upper 80s in areas where the sun shines for significant periods, and the low to mid 80s where the clouds hold strong.
Monday night, skies will continue to be mostly cloudy. I cannot rule out an isolated shower or thunderstorm (30%) into the early morning. Overnight lows will be in the upper 60s.
Midweek brings clearer skies and ends our rain chances as high pressure finally builds in from the west. On Tuesday, skies will clear in the wake of the front. Our afternoon temperatures should be in the comfortable mid 80s.Confidence: Medium-High
Wednesday looks just as pleasant. Sunny afternoon skies, with highs again reaching the mid 80s.Confidence: Medium-High
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