Forecast: Shower, Storm Chances Higher Today
Temperatures briefly dip, heat up again tomorrow
Today: Mostly cloudy. Very humid. Periods of showers and storms. Low-to-mid 80s. | Tonight: Decreasing rain chances. Low 70s. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny. Isolated p.m. shower/storm? Low 90s. | A Look Ahead
FORECAST IN DETAIL
By now you may have heard -- hot (or at least quite warm) and humid weather is here to stay, at least through the weekend. Psychologically, I think I can handle this, knowing how non-summery so much of the summer was until recently. Physically, though, I may be singing a different tune if this soupy stuff lasts straight through August. At least today's clouds and rain chances mean a break from the "hot" part of "hot and humid."
Today (Wednesday): A very humid day, but mostly cloudy skies keep temperatures cooler than yesterday -- in the low-to-mid 80s for highs. A few rounds of showers and thunderstorms are likely during the late morning into evening. While a few storms may be capable of damaging winds and hail, I think the lack of sun will generally limit the severe threat. With so much moisture in the air, however, there's the potential for pockets of heavy downpours. Confidence: Medium
Tonight: Shower and thunderstorm chances diminish as the evening progresses, then nothing more than an isolated shower after midnight. It's a mostly cloudy and muggy night with lows in the low 70s. Confidence: Medium
Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend....
Tomorrow (Thursday): The heat makes a nice comeback tomorrow with partly sunny skies, highs in the low 90s, and afternoon heat indices into the mid-90s thanks to continued high humidity. The afternoon and evening could bring a few isolated showers and thunderstorms -- about a 20-30% chance for any given location. Confidence: Medium
Tomorrow Night: After the chance of a few spots seeing an evening shower or thunderstorm, we're partly to mostly cloudy and once again sticky with lows in the low-to-mid 70s. Confidence: Medium
Highs have a good chance at reaching the low 90s again on Friday as high humidity refuses to budge. Partly sunny skies could give way to a few periods of showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon into Friday night. And preliminary indications are that some storms could be strong to severe. Confidence: Medium
We stay warm and humid over the weekend with highs in the upper 80s to low 90s and more chances for showers and storms. Confidence: Low-Medium
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