Forecast: Heat Retreat After Today
Natural air conditioning kicks in tomorrow
Today: Mostly sunny, still hot. 88-92. Tonight: Partly cloudy. 60-64. | Tomorrow: Showers, storms, starting early (80% chance). 63-67. | A Look Ahead
FORECAST IN DETAIL
Our semi-summer preview is coming to a close. "Semi" refers to the lack of high humidity, which has made the heat semi-tolerable despite the record levels. Look for one more solid day of that action before big changes arrive tomorrow. We are talking about a steep thirty-degree drop in high temperatures from today to tomorrow.
Today (Tuesday): Mostly sunny skies and hot weather continue today with highs in the upper 80s to low 90s for the fourth straight day. Winds will be breezy mainly from the southwest direction. Confidence: High
Tonight: The latest thinking pushes back the timing of the cold front so that showers and storms hold off potentially until dawn on Wednesday. Therefore, tonight will be partly cloudy with lows in the 60s. Confidence: Medium
Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend...
Tomorrow (Wednesday): A cold front will enter the region and decide to stay for a while. Look for frequent showers and thunderstorms (80% likelihood) with .25" to .5", locally heavier. Highs will ONLY be in the middle 60s. Confidence: Medium
Tomorrow Night: More showers (60% chance) and cooler with lows in the lower 50s. Confidence: Low-Medium
Thursday looks cool, cloudy, and showery as the front stalls around the area and cool breezes from the northeast and east persist. Highs should remain down in the 60s. Rain chances are about 60%. Confidence: Low-Medium
Friday looks as though we can't shake those showers. Look for a 60% chance of more scattered shower activity. The cold front will begin lifting northward, allowing the area to push back up into the middle 70s. Confidence: Low-Medium
The weekend is having a real problem trying to live up to the last one's fantastic standards. We will be struggling with a cold-front-turned-warm-front and then with a new cold front by late Saturday into early Sunday. The result is yet more showers on Saturday (with 70s for highs) and perhaps much cooler weather again on Sunday (60s and breezy again) with a chance for some sunshine at least. The details are still in motion on the weekend, so stay tuned to see if we can salvage it! Confidence: Low
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