Forecast: Some Summer and Some Thunder
Today: Partly sunny. 60% chance of thunderstorms. 85-89. Tonight: Partly cloudy. 40% chance t-storm. 66-69. | Tomorrow: Partly cloudy, p.m. storms (30% chance). 83-87. | A Look Ahead
FORECAST IN DETAIL
Many of us were awakened by booming thunderstorms this morning, and more are possible this afternoon into tonight. With the storms and the persistently muggy air, we are finally getting a real taste of summer this week. Unlike last week, we won't cool down significantly as the storm-producing front will stay to our north, keeping us in the 80s with daily storm chances. Right now, it looks like today and Thursday may be the days for the most widespread thunderstorm activity.
Today (Tuesday): Warm and increasingly muggy conditions are on the agenda after this morning's thunderstorms. More storms may (60% chance) develop, especially this afternoon and evening, some of which could be severe with large hail and damaging winds. Just like yesterday, we should see highs at least in the mid-to-upper 80s. Confidence: Medium-High
Tonight: Variable clouds tonight with lows in the mid-to-upper 60s. There continues to be a chance (40%) for thunderstorms, especially during the evening hours. Light breezes from the south will shift to coming from a more westerly direction later at night. Confidence: Medium-High
Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend...
Tomorrow (Wednesday): Partly to mostly sunny skies along with temperatures mainly in the mid-80s around the area. We are still running with a 30% chance of afternoon/evening thunderstorms as that pesky lingering front to the north could spark some late-day boomers. Confidence: Medium
Tomorrow Night: Partly cloudy with still a chance for thunderstorms or just showers (30%). Lows in the mid-to-upper 60s yet again. Winds will be back to coming from the southwest at about 5-10 mph. Confidence: Medium
Thursday and Friday are a bit cooler (highs in the lower 80s), but rain chances are higher with afternoon and evening thunderstorms. We should still see periods of suns each day. Right now, a disturbance passing to the north (along that front) may give Thursday the better chance of seeing storm activity (70%) with Friday coming in closer to 50%. Lows Thursday and Friday morning should range from the upper 60s to low 70s. Confidence: Medium
The weekend actually has a chance of being a decent one as the front moves through later on Friday to bring slightly cooler weather for Saturday and Sunday. The thinking right now is that highs could be in the low 80s both days with lows in more comfortable low-to-mid 60s. A big question mark is how far south does the front go. If it stalls just to our south, it could trigger a few thunderstorms in the afternoons/evenings (30% chance only at this point). Confidence: Low
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