Forecast: Storms Likely, Threat of Early Fireworks
By Brian Jackson
This weekend comes to a stormy end today as a cold front once again approaches the metro area. This will be the focus for developing thunderstorms this afternoon, some of which could pack quite a punch. Be wary. Temperatures will remain warm today, reaching the upper 80s. We'll see slow but steady improvement the rest of the week with the days getting progressively drier and temperatures mainly in the mid 80s.
Mostly cloudy with thunderstorms developing, 85-90. Today looks to be pretty volatile as a cold front interacts with our hot and humid air. A shower or two is possible this morning, but watch out for a line of storms that will likely move through between the mid-afternoon and mid evening hours from west to east. In addition to torrential rain, these storms could produce some very strong winds. Outside of the storms, skies will be partly to mostly cloudy with a light breeze from the southwest at 5-15 mph. There should be some good outdoor time before storms threaten.
For tonight, most of the storm activity should move off by the mid-to-late evening hours, but there's a chance (30%) an additional storm or shower lingers, especially in any areas that miss the initial round. Otherwise, expect mostly cloudy skies and mild conditions, with low temperatures near 70. Winds will be light out of the southwest at 5-15 mph but very gusty near any thunderstorm.
Still a chance for a T-storm, 82-86. We'll still have a lingering chance (30%) for an afternoon shower or thunderstorm on Monday but I expect most of us to remain quite dry. Skies should be mostly cloudy with a few extended breaks of sun here and there. Temperatures should reach the mid 80s.
Monday night, skies will continue to be mostly cloudy, beginning to clear by morning. It will be a good night to sleep with the windows open with temperatures dropping down to the low 60s.
Midweek looks to be quite fair for us this week as the sun returns along with comfortable temperatures. Tuesday will be becoming mostly sunny by afternoon and quite pleasant. Temperatures will top out in the lower 80s. Confidence: Medium-High
On Wednesday, we'll again see loads of sun, a good way to start the descent into your 4th of July weekend. High temperatures will top out in the mid 80s. Confidence: Medium-High
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