Forecast: Warming Back Up. Drying Out?
Clouds & shower chances show some staying power
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Today: Mostly cloudy. Isolated shower/t-storm. Low-to-mid 70s. | Tonight: Isolated shower. Mid-to-upper 60s. | Tomorrow: Partly to mostly cloudy. Isolated a.m. shower. 60% chance p.m. showers/t-storms. Low 80s. | A Look Ahead
FORECAST IN DETAIL
The deluge late Monday and early Tuesday was brief but record-setting, with rain totals of 2-4" common across the area. After just an isolated shower chance today, a better chance of showers and thunderstorms returns tomorrow afternoon and night, possibly lasting into Friday. Through it all, clouds and humidity persist, but both may take the hint and get outta here in time for the weekend.
Today (Wednesday): We'll start the day without the fanfare of yesterday morning's downpours, but rather some fog and mist. Through the day we could see an isolated shower move through and maybe a stray afternoon thunderstorm, but that's about it. It'll be a rather muggy day with mostly cloudy skies and highs in the low-to-mid 70s. Confidence: Medium-High
Tonight: Nothing more than an isolated shower, and likely some more mist and fog. Overnight lows stay quite mild -- in the mid-to-upper 60s. Confidence: Medium-High
Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend....
Tomorrow (Thursday): Partly to mostly cloudy and still just that isolated shower chance through the morning. In the afternoon, however, humid air and highs in the low 80s may lead to showers and thunderstorms (60% chance), some of which could be heavy. Confidence: Medium
Tomorrow Night: Some showers and thunderstorms could linger into the evening. Rain chances diminish overnight, but here comes the fog and mist again. Lows remain mild -- in the mid-to-upper 60s. Confidence: Medium
A cold front arrives early Friday and moves only slowly across the area, which means isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny skies should help highs get to the low 80s again. At this point, can't rule out a couple showers or thunderstorms sticking around into Friday night, which should see overnight lows drop to near 60. Confidence: Medium
It's only Wednesday, but so far I'm pretty optimistic about the weekend. Humidity should be lower with partly to mostly sunny skies and highs near 80 both Saturday and Sunday. Lows Saturday night bottom near 60. Confidence: Medium
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