Forecast: Warm, Humid and Thundershowery
Unsettled and, at times, wet through the weekend
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Today: Mostly cloudy; milder. Thundershowers? Upper 70s. | Tonight: Mostly cloudy; thundershowers. Low 60s. | Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. Thundershowers? Near 80. | Tomorrow Night: Mostly cloudy. Thundershowers? Low 60s. | A Look Ahead
FORECAST IN DETAIL
Just in time for the end of the workweek and the weekend our dry weather will come to an end courtesy an approaching cold front. This front will stall close enough to the area (at least the third weekend in a row with a similar setup) to allow for scattered showers and thunderstorms today straight through the duration of the weekend. Bottom line: bank on periodic showers and thunderstorms accompanied by warm and, at times, downright humid conditions, right up until....er, back to work Monday. Figures, no?
Today (Thursday): You'll wake up to mostly cloudy skies and perhaps a few sprinkles this morning. Despite the predominately cloudy conditions, winds from the southwest of 15-20 mph will help push temperatures into the upper 70s, along with increasing humidity levels, as the day wears on. By late afternoon into early evening scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop (50% chance). Confidence: Medium
Tonight: It will be cloudy and breezy tonight with scattered showers and thunderstorms -- some of which will be capable of producing heavy rain -- especially during the overnight period. Expect mild overnight lows in the low-to-mid 60s. Confidence: Medium
Keep reading for the unsettled forecast through early next week...
Tomorrow (Friday): Mostly cloudy skies will remain with us on Friday as well as 50/50 chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms, especially from the mid-afternoon hours on. Highs will be near 80, replete with the first truly uncomfortable humidity levels of the season (as sticky dew points rise to around 70 degrees). Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow Night: Mostly cloudy skies and the continued (40%) chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms linger into the evening and overnight hours Friday night with low temperatures eventually settling in the low 60s. Confidence: Medium
Gird yourself for yet more of the same on Saturday. I'm expecting mostly cloudy skies with the continued -- 50/50 -- chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms, primarily during the afternoon and evening hours. Uncomfortably high humidity levels will accompany afternoon highs in the low 80s. As the aforementioned cold front finally tries to push through the area, we stand the chance for possibly heavy rainfall Saturday night, with lows dropping to near 60. Confidence: Medium
I'm afraid we, yet again, hang onto mostly cloudy skies and a good chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms on Sunday, but as the cold front pushes south of the area, we'll see much cooler highs only in the mid 60s -- nearly 20 degrees cooler than Saturday's high temperatures. It will, likewise, be noticeably cooler Sunday night with lows dropping to the upper 40s. Confidence: Low
The outlook for return-to-work Monday is...drumroll, please...partly to mostly sunny skies and D-R-Y weather (probably, but we'll need to watch some moisture to the south). Murphy, you can take your law -- we don't want it. Afternoon highs will again be on the cool side for mid-May; I'm thinking mid-to-upper 60s. Confidence: Low-Medium
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