Forecast: Heat Wave Dissolves, Humidity Sticks
Daily chance of t'storms through the weekend
Today: Partly sunny and humid. 50% chance of showers and t'storms. 84-88. | Tonight: Chance of evening storms, then partly cloudy. 67-72.| Tomorrow: Partly sunny and humid, 30% chance of p.m. t'storm. 85-89. | A Look Ahead
FORECAST IN DETAIL
So you thought the heat wave was over? That's actually true, but conditions over the next six days won't feel noticeably different than they have the past several. Despite a drop in temperatures of 5-8 degrees or so, humidity levels will stay right up there. In other words, expect to sweat on the way to work and hope for t'storms to cool things off in the evening; there's a slight chance of them daily.
Today (Wednesday): The cold front responsible for ending our heat wave will stall out just to our south. Unfortunately, it won't push far enough away to allow drier air to work its way into the area. Rather, a weak wave will ripple along the front, helping to ignite scattered showers and thunderstorms (50% chance) -- with one batch possible in the morning followed by a break, then more scattered activity later in the afternoon. Highs will reach the mid-to-upper 80s, though it will feel like the low 90s factoring in the humidity. Confidence: Medium-High
Coverage: Widely scattered
Tonight: After a few scattered evening storms (30% chance), it will be partly cloudy and muggy, with lows in the upper 60s to low 70s (suburbs to city). Confidence: Medium-High
Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend....
Tomorrow (Thursday): The front will remain stalled to our south and as more waves move along it, it will continue to serve as a focusing mechanism for widely scattered afternoon t'storm activity (30% chance). For most of the day though, it will be partly sunny, warm, and humid, with highs in the mid-to-upper 80s. Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow Night: Scattered storms may persist through mid-evening, with most activity winding down by midnight. Skies will generally be partly cloudy with lows within a few degrees of 70. Confidence: Medium-High
The forecast is a broken record Friday through Sunday. Each day should be partly sunny with a 30% chance of t'storms from late afternoon into the evening. It will be quite humid for the duration with highs in the mid-to-upper 80s, possibly reaching into the low 90s by Sunday. Overnight lows will range from the upper 60s to the mid-70s (downtown). Confidence: Medium
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