Forecast: Heat Repeat With Some Storms
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Today: Partly cloudy. 90-94. 40% chance of p.m. t'storms. Tonight: Scattered evening storms, then partly cloudy. 72-77. | Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of mainly p.m. showers/t'storms. 89-93. | A Look Ahead
FORECAST IN DETAIL
Yesterday's high temperature of 91 downtown did not feel all that sticky. Indeed, relative humidity levels only ranged from 30 to 50% Monday afternoon with lower dew points. Today, we should see an unfortunate increase in those humidity levels. Along with more sun, it should feel like what we think of when we remember those "dog days" of August. And with the extra juice in the atmosphere, afternoon and evening thunderstorms chances are increasing...
Today (Tuesday): A mix of clouds and sun are expected again today, but temperatures and humidity are expected to surpass yesterday. Look for highs in the low-to-mid 90s with heat indices in the mid-to-upper 90s. Some thunderstorms could rattle around the area in the late afternoon or evening (40% chance). A few of them, enhanced by remnant tropical moisture from Claudette, could be heavy rain producers. Confidence: Medium-High
Tonight: Scattered thunderstorms are possible, particularly before midnight. It will be on the muggy side with lows in the low-to-mid 70s. Winds from the southwest at 5-10 mph. Confidence: Medium-High
Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend...
Tomorrow (Wednesday): We'll still be on the hot side today but more widespread clouds and afternoon thunderstorms should limit the amount of hours we see our peak temperatures. Highs should be mainly in the low 90s and look for a 30-40% chance of afternoon to evening rumblers. Confidence: Medium
Tomorrow Night: Partly to mostly cloudy skies will continue with lows holding in the mid-to-upper 70s. We could see some lingering storms (30% chance). Winds will still be from the southwest at 5 to 10 mph. Confidence: Medium
Thursday will continue to watch the very, very slow arrival of a cold front. We should see an uptick in cloud cover and thunderstorm chances compared to Wednesday. Highs should range from the upper 80s to low 90s with a 40% chance of afternoon thunderstorms. Confidence: Low
Friday should be cold front passage day with an even greater chance of thunderstorms (60%) and temperatures a bit cooler (upper 80s to around 90). Look for partly to mostly cloudy skies. Confidence: Low-Medium
The weekend may still find unsettled weather around the area as a large cool upper level low works toward the area. Temperatures will respond to this new influence and we should see highs in the low-to-mid 80s (lows 60s to around 70), but we may not be able to completely clear out these clouds or the rain chances (30% chance of storms each day). Confidence is low on the details, but high on the break from the current heat situation. Confidence: Low
A look at next week shows a much different picture with cooler-than-normal weather around the area and reduced humidity.
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