Forecast: Moisture Moving Back Into Town
Humidity hiatus is over; clouds, some showers this week
Today: Party to mostly cloudy. A few showers and a storm? 79-83. Tonight: Mostly cloudy. 30% chance of showers/storms. 65-69. | Tomorrow: Overcast. 40% chance of showers/storms. 76-81. | A Look Ahead
FORECAST IN DETAIL
We've been treated to a pleasing spell of dry weather, cool nights and mornings, and very little summer haze and humidity. Changes are afoot this week, though, as high pressure out in the Atlantic and an upper-level area of low pressure in the Ohio Valley join forces to pump considerably more humidity into the area (though not to oppressive levels). Clouds and shower/storm chances should prevent any major heat waves -- at least that part of this particularly "coolish" summer remains the same.
Today (Monday): More clouds than sun today as a more humid flow from the east prevails. Look for highs mainly in the low 80s. A few showers or a stray thunderstorm are possible, especially in the afternoon. But the chance of rain for any given location is only about 30%, so some spots (if not many) may stay dry. Confidence: Medium-High
Tonight: Clouds should continue to dominate and look for a continued 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms. The clouds and increased humidity levels should keep lows from dropping below the mid-to-upper 60s. Confidence: Medium
Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend...
Tomorrow (Tuesday): As light breezes from the east continue to feed moist air into the area, look for overcast skies with a slightly higher chance of showers/thunderstorms (40%). Highs should be in the mid-70s to near 80 around the area. Confidence: Medium
Tomorrow Night: More of the same with clouds and the potential for some showers/storms around the area (40% likelihood). Lows in the upper 60s. Confidence: Medium
Wednesday through Friday should be rather humid with consistently partly to mostly cloudy skies, highs in the low-to-mid 80s, and an ongoing 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms courtesy a series of small disturbances in the atmosphere. The tricky part is estimating exactly when these disturbances will pass through. Lows mainly in the upper 60s to near 70. Confidence: Low-Medium
The coming weekend may continue the work-week theme of clouds and intermittent shower/storm opportunities. Look for highs mainly in the middle 80s -- but some upper 80s are also possible; that would be about normal for this time of year -- and the potential for even higher humidity. Lows should range from the upper 60s to maybe the low 70s. Confidence: Low-Medium
The long-lead outlook beyond this weekend also shows more clouds, showers, and seasonal to slightly below-normal temperatures to end July.
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