PM Update: Pleasant Weather to Continue
Partly to mostly sunny, continued calm, Tuesday
Unlike many workdays of late, today ended up being fairly sunny and quite pleasant. Highs have climbed up into the low 80s across most of the area and a beautiful evening is upcoming for any outdoor activities, save for the slight chance that someone, somewhere catches a quickly passing shower or storm.
Through Tonight: Most places should remain dry as evening temperatures fall through the 70s, but can't rule out a stray shower or thunderstorm through early evening (about a 20% chance or less for any given location). Gusty north winds of today will subside but continue to blow lightly overnight with partly cloudy skies and lows in the low-and-mid 60s.
Tomorrow (Tuesday): Skies should be partly to mostly sunny on Tuesday with fairly seasonable temperatures. A light north wind may add a cooling breeze from time to time as highs rise to the low-and-mid 80s.
Lightning: Lightning Safety Week began yesterday and runs through Saturday. Though summer is the peak of lightning season -- 70 percent of fatalities occur between June and August -- the threat exists year-round. The NWS has put together a site with the slogan "When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!" The indoors part is vital. Though we've all heard that lightning can come inside through water pipes or wiring, 100% of those killed in 2008 were outdoors. The simple message: If you are outside and hear thunder, don't take a chance. CWG's Ann Posegate will further explore lightning in a post this week.
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