Forecast: Week Begins with Summer Warmth
Taste of Fall Two Days Away
Highs in the 70s. If you didn't need enough reminders that the summer blew by way too fast, the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday might be the dagger. But before the crisp fall-like air overtakes the region, warm weather fans can soak in two more days of near-90 degree heat. A round of possible thunderstorms late Tuesday will mark the transition between our present warmth and the coolness to come.
Mostly sunny, very warm. Mid-to-upper 80s. High pressure overhead means a ton of sunshine area-wide. Temperatures will climb well into the 80s with moderate humidity levels. We won't have much in the way of wind.
Overnight, a wind from the south will kick in, increasing cloud cover and humidity levels. With the flow of warm, moist air, overnight lows will only fall to near 70 in the city, with mid 60s in the suburbs. Kind of muggy.
Keep reading for the forecast through the week.
Very warm, late day storms. Upper 80s. Through the mid-to-late afternoon, we'll have partly cloudy skies and warm, humid conditions. Temperatures will steadily rise through the 80s. By late afternoon, a strong cold front will swing through the area, providing a 50/50 chance of thunderstorms. Some of these thunderstorms could produce gusty winds, hail, and heavy rain.
Thunderstorms should gradually taper off during the evening, then cooler, drier air will filter in overnight. Lows will drop down to the mid 60s in the city and near 60 in the suburbs.
Wednesday and Thursday will offer partly to mostly sunny skies and delightfully cool conditions. Highs will likely be in the mid 70s both days. Overnight lows will range from 50 in the cooler suburbs to the upper 50s downtown. Confidence: High
The air begins to warm somewhat on Friday on winds from the south. Temperatures should again near 80 degrees and humidity levels will increase. Confidence: Medium-High
Over the weekend, temperatures and humidity levels may increase a little more. Highs both days should be in the low-to-mid 80s. There's a slight chance of showers late Sunday as a cold front nears the region. At that point, we may need to watch where the remnants of Ike are heading. Confidence: Low-medium
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