Forecast: Sticky Friday; Stormy, Too?
Weather is looking good for weekend
Today: Partly to mostly cloudy. Morning shower. 50% chance of p.m. showers/storms. Upper 80s to near 90. | Tonight: Showers and storms end. Upper 60s. | Tomorrow: Partly to mostly sunny. Less Humid. Mid-80s. | Sunday: Partly to mostly sunny. Mid-80s. | A Look Ahead
FORECAST IN DETAIL
The core of our weekend will be great. First, though, we have to get through a warm, sticky and potentially stormy Friday. Showers and storms have a decent chance of moving through the area during the afternoon into the evening. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 5 p.m. The good news is that the cold front causing the storm threat should clear out all this muggy air. We'll feel much more comfortable for the weekend, before shower chances return early next week.
Today (Friday): It's a partly to mostly cloudy day with the chance of a morning shower. With humid air and highs peaking in the upper 80s to around 90, some may welcome the prospect of cooling afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. Best chances for storms are between 2 and 9 p.m., with an overall 50% storm chance for any given location.
Some storms could be strong with an isolated storm producing damaging winds. There's also a chance that the bulk of the storms misses us to the south and east. Confidence: Low-Medium
Tonight: The chance of showers and storms continues into the evening. By around 10 p.m. or so, any showers and storms should be exiting the area off to the east as a cold front starts to bring in drier and slightly cooler air. Clouds should diminish after midnight with lows in the upper 60s. Confidence: Medium
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Tomorrow (Saturday): We'll de-humidify as the day goes on. So highs in the mid-80s will feel quite nice. As will partly to possibly mostly sunny skies and a 10-15 mph breeze from the west. It should be a pretty fine July day to get out and enjoy -- but of course wear that sunscreen. Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow Night: Skies should be partly to mostly clear and lows very pleasant -- in the mid-60s downtown and low 60s in the suburbs -- along with light winds from the northwest. Confidence: Medium-High
Sunday: Pleasant conditions continue with partly to mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid-80s. The only negative aspect of Sunday I can think of is that winds look to be lighter than Saturday -- under 10 mph -- so it probably won't be a great day to fly a kite. Confidence: Medium-High
A fairly uneventful end to our weekend on Sunday night as conditions cloud up a bit, but rain is unlikely to threaten. Lows in the 60s. Confidence: Medium
On Monday and Tuesday, onshore flow from the east and southeast could mean quite a bit in the way of clouds, and also the chance of some showers and a few thunderstorms. Highs near 80 shouldn't feel too bad, though probably a little more humid. Confidence: Low
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