PM Update: Return of Summer Heat
Sunny and hot on Tuesday
During most August days, temperatures near or above 90 are nothing to mention. However, since it's been over 10 days since these readings last appeared, today's highs in the upper 80s and low 90s are somewhat newsworthy. Partly sunny skies are being accompanied by a southerly wind that's transporting some humidity into the region. A very isolated shower or thundershower is possible this afternoon, but most places will remain dry.
Tonight: An isolated shower or thundershower may briefly move by some places this evening, though a majority of the night will be mostly clear. Temperatures will drop to the low 60s in the suburbs and to right around 70 in the city with light and variable winds.
Tomorrow: Tuesday will be mostly sunny and hot as highs reach the low 90s in most locations. A breeze from the northwest or west will add some relief, and humidity levels may drop off a little compared to today.
Tropics: Tropical Storm Fay continues to strengthen this afternoon as she passes near Key West on her way toward the lower Florida peninsula. Sustained winds are currently 60 mph and she is expected to make landfall as a hurricane during the morning hours on Tuesday. How Fay may affect local weather is still yet to be determined, so stay tuned.
We have changed the post title "CommuteCast" to "PM Update" as the forecast information in these posts extends beyond the commute. See Jason's full forecast through the weekend.
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