Forecast: Another Day, Another Chance of Storms
Today: Mostly cloudy; PM storms. Low 80s. | Tonight: Storms early? Upper 60s. | Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy; PM storms. Mid-80s. | A Look Ahead
FORECAST IN DETAIL
Here we go again. Over the next couple days we'll see rather warm and humid conditions, with increasing afternoon clouds producing scattered afternoon showers & thunderstorms just in time to snarl the evening's rush hour. Because the ground is saturated in many locations, heavy rains will continue to pose a flood risk. Conditions may somewhat improve this weekend.
Today (Thursday): Today's weather will be very similar to yesterday's. Plan on mostly cloudy skies with rather humid-feeling afternoon highs in the low 80s. By afternoon scattered thunderstorms will develop -- a few of which may be severe (with the potential for damaging winds and hail) -- and last, in some spots, well into the evening hours. Confidence: Medium-High
Tonight: We'll see muggy conditions tonight with the aforementioned scattered storms lasting into the evening hours (and in a few spots perhaps even until after midnight). Localized flooding will be a possibility in heavier storms. Overnight lows will stay propped in the upper 60s. Confidence: Medium
Keep reading for the forecast through early next week...
Tomorrow (Friday): With a nearly stalled frontal boundary remaining over the region on Friday we can expect the same unsettled conditions we'll see today. Despite mostly cloudy skies, breezy southwesterly winds of 10-15 mph will boost high temperatures into the mid-80s before (can you guess?) scattered thunderstorms develop during the afternoon hours (50% chance). A few of these, again may last into the evening hours. Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow Night: There may be some widely scattered thundershowers over the region during the evening hours (though not as widespread as this evening), so have a umbrella handy just in case. By the overnight hours we can expect partly cloudy (and drying) conditions with overnight lows dropping to 60-65 (suburbs-city). Confidence: Medium
Conditions (at least from an outdoor-activity perspective) will begin to slowly improve on Saturday as the front pushes south. We're likely to have a little more in the way of sunshine than the previous two days but the front will be close enough to pose a 20% chance of afternoon or evening thundershowers. Any storms should be much less widespread than today and tomorrow. Highs will reach the low-to-mid 80s with overnight lows in the mid-60s (near 60 in the cooler suburbs). Confidence: Medium
The forecast for Sunday poses a bit of a conundrum. The storm-producing front may stay to our south or it may drift northward, providing another round of afternoon and evening storms. I'll call for a 30% chance of storms -- but this assessment may need to be adjusted upward (or downward). Temperatures are the easy part of the forecast, with highs likely around the low 80s. Confidence: Low
Monday's outlook is, again, somewhat uncertain depending on where the front is. I've got to leave a chance of showers/storms in the forecast (30%), with highs around 80 after morning lows in the 60s. Confidence: Low
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