Forecast: Delightful Today, Major Heat by Sunday
Today: Sunny & very pleasant. Mid-80s. | Tonight: Mostly clear early. Partly cloudy late. 65-70. | Tomorrow: Mix of clouds & sun. Near 90. | Sunday: Partly sunny, hot & humid. Mid-90s. | A Look Ahead
FORECAST IN DETAIL
In stark contrast to yesterday's dreary weather, high pressure overhead today brings brilliant blue skies to our region, with low humidity levels and afternoon highs popping back into the mid-80s. In a word: Delightful!... And in stark contrast to today's pleasant weather, big-time heat and humidity builds into the area for the second half of the weekend into at least early next week, with highs likely well into the 90s Sunday, Monday and possibly Tuesday along with truly oppressive humidity.
Today (Friday): High pressure overhead today puts an abrupt end to yesterday's clouds and replaces it with a full serving of sunshine. Afternoon highs will reach the mid-80s, accompanied by negligible humidity.
Tonight: Mostly clear skies are on tap for the evening and overnight hours tonight, with lows dropping to the mid-60s across the cooler 'burbs to near 70 downtown. Confidence: High
Keep reading for the downright hot weekend forecast...
Tomorrow (Saturday): As a warm front lifts north through the area on Saturday we crank up the heat and humidity a bit, but to merely normal levels (maybe even slightly below) for this time of year. Expect a blend of clouds and sun, with afternoon highs around 90. Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow Night: It won't be nearly as comfortable Saturday night as it will be tonight. Expect partly to mostly cloudy skies, increasingly muggy conditions, and overnight lows ranging from the low-to-mid 70s. Confidence: Medium-High
Sunday: Sunday will be a crank-the-A/C and stay-indoors-if-at-all-possible type of day. Though we'll have a blend of clouds and sun and low chances for precipitation, afternoon highs will likely soar to the mid-90s with high humidity pushing afternoon heat indices into the upper 90s to near 100. Keep the A/C cranking overnight as lows probably won't get below the mid-to-upper 70s. Confidence: Medium
Back-to-work Monday presents us with a blend of sun and clouds and the possibility of the hottest day of the summer thus far. Morning temperatures will rise into and through the 80s with afternoon highs at least into the mid-90s and only a slight chance of a late-day thunderstorm. Downright oppressive humidity should foster heat indices near 100. Ick! Overnight lows once again in the mid-to-upper 70s. Confidence: Medium
The outlook for Tuesday calls for a continuation of high heat and humidity. I'm expecting partly sunny conditions, afternoon highs in the 90s, and an increased chance of late-day showers and thunderstorms. Confidence: Low-Medium
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