Forecast: Still Waiting for Summer Heat, Humidity
Very low humidity today; more humid this weekend
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Today: Mostly sunny. Low-to-mid 80s. | Tonight: Partly cloudy. 57-64. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny. Low 80s. Isolated p.m. shower? | A Look Ahead
FORECAST IN DETAIL
Those waiting for this summer's other shoe to drop -- the usually inevitable onset of persistent heat and humidity -- will have to wait at least a couple more days. Both temperatures and humidity will continue below average today and tomorrow. Even afterward, there's no extended streak of 90-degree weather in our immediate future, though more humid air looks to move in for Friday and the weekend.
Today (Wednesday): Mostly sunny skies will be nice as will highs in the low-to-mid 80s. But the nicest part of today?... the refreshingly dry air thanks to a pleasant light breeze from the north and northwest. We're talking dew points in the low-to-mid 50s, when low 60s is often the best we can hope for this time of year. (What's dew point?) Confidence: High
Tonight: Partly cloudy skies with light winds and overnight lows in the low-to-mid 60s downtown, upper 50s to near 60 in the burbs. Confidence: Medium-High
Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend....
Tomorrow (Thursday): Light onshore breezes from the northeast -- courtesy clockwise flow around high pressure to our north and counterclockwise flow around low pressure to the south -- should increase the humidity from Wednesday, yet overall we'll still be less humid than what's typical for early-to-mid July. Highs? In the lovely low 80s under partly sunny skies and with a slight chance of an isolated afternoon shower. Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow Night: A quiet weather night: Partly cloudy with lows in the 60s. Confidence: Medium-High
Friday presents a fantastic finale to the work week as partly sunny skies lift highs toward the mid-80s. Can't rule out an isolated afternoon thunderstorm, and you may start to notice some more humid air working its way in during the latter part of the day. Confidence: Medium-High
The weather turns, well, July-like for the weekend. Both days should be partly sunny and at least moderately humid with highs near 90. A few showers or thunderstorms could crop up around the area each day. As of now, chances are around 30% that you'll run into one or two wherever you happen to be. Confidence: Medium
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