Forecast: Chance of Showers, Thunder Today
Jury still out for latter part of July 4th weekend
Today: Mix of sun & clouds. 50% chance of p.m showers/storms. 80-85. | Tonight: Evening showers/storms? Then partly to mostly cloudy. Mid-60s. | Tomorrow: Mix of sun & clouds. A couple showers or storms? Near 80. | A Look Ahead & July 4th
FORECAST IN DETAIL
Every once in a while the forecast leading up to an important weather weekend like that of July 4th is a slam dunk, "bank on it" kind of forecast. That doesn't appear to be the case this time around, as some uncertainty regarding rain chances has crept into the outlook for the latter part of the holiday weekend. Temperatures and humidity, on the other hand, are almost certain to remain rather comfortable right on through the Fourth and beyond, while showers and storms are a legitimate threat later today.
Today (Wednesday): A similar look and feel to yesterday, with a mix of sun and clouds and a 50/50 chance you'll see a shower or thunderstorm (or two) pass through your neck of the woods during the afternoon or evening. Highs should hit the low 80s with just a hint of humidity. Confidence: Medium-High
Tonight: A passing shower or storm remains possible through evening. Otherwise, we're partly to mostly cloudy through the night as temperatures drop into the mid-to-upper 70s during the evening and to the mid-60s for overnight lows. Confidence: Medium-High
Keep reading for the forecast through the holiday weekend....
Tomorrow (Thursday): Not a bad day for first-round play at the AT&T National, but not quite perfect. We'll keep a mix of sun and clouds (could be more clouds than sun) and a 30% chance of a couple passing showers during the day, maybe an afternoon or early-evening thunderstorm. Highs near 80 as we extend our streak of comfortable humidity. Confidence: Medium
Tomorrow Night: A lonely early-evening shower or storm, then partly cloudy with overnight lows in the low 60s (suburbs) to mid-60s (downtown). Confidence: Medium-High
Friday looks quite nice: Partly sunny with highs in the low 80s as a dry breeze from the west keeps the humidity low, and just an isolated shower or storm chance in the afternoon. Comfortable Friday night with lows in the 60s. Confidence: Medium
Much of Saturday should be just fine. We're talking partly to mostly sunny, highs in the low-to-mid 80s and humidity still in check. I'm leaning toward mostly dry conditions for fireworks time Saturday night, but for the moment can't rule out that a couple showers or storms enter the picture toward evening. Confidence: Medium
Sunday is when I think we have a better chance at seeing some showers or storms along with a fair amount of clouds and highs in the 80s. Yet, there's still a scenario that could give us a sunnier and mostly rain-free day. Confidence: Low
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