Forecast: Typical Summer Stuff, Then Real Heat?
Today: Partly sunny. 30% chance of p.m. storms. Upper 80s to near 90. | Tonight: Mostly cloudy. 50% chance of showers/storms. Upper 60s to low 70s. | Tomorrow: 40% chance of showers/storms. Mid-or-low 80s. | A Look Ahead
FORECAST IN DETAIL
I know this space often serves as a summary of the weather for the next several days. But to be honest, the forecast through Saturday is mostly typical summer stuff. So while I encourage you to read the daily details below for planning purposes, I'd like to highlight here three numbers: 104, 103 and 102. These were yesterday's highs in Lawton and Enid, Okla., and Childress, Texas, respectively. It's this air mass -- though likely a less extreme version of it -- that has its eye on our area for Sunday into early next week.
Today (Wednesday): You've heard many a forecast like this as of late: Warm and humid with a mix of clouds and sun, highs in the upper 80s to near 90, and a chance (about 30%) that you'll see an afternoon or evening shower or thunderstorm. Confidence: Medium
Tonight: With mostly cloudy skies, we'll see our 30% chance of evening showers and storms increase to near 50% overnight and toward morning. Lows in the upper 60s to low 70s. Confidence: Medium
Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend....
Tomorrow (Thursday): Along with mostly cloudy skies, showers and storms could continue through the morning (40% chance) and may linger into the afternoon. Afternoon skies could eventually turn partly sunny as lower humidity works its way in courtesy a breeze from the northwest, but the timing of any clearing is uncertain. If the sun breaks through early enough, then highs should make the mid-80s. If not, then maybe only the low 80s. Confidence: Medium
Tomorrow Night: We can look forward to one of the cooler nights we've had in a while. Thanks to the lower humidity and partly to mostly clear skies, lows drop into the 60s area-wide. Confidence: Medium-High
Friday offers partly to mostly sunny skies as humidity continues in the not-so-bad range and highs top out somewhere in the 80s. Afternoon/evening shower or storm chances should be down to around 20% or less. Confidence: Medium-High
Saturday we get into flow from the southwest, which means humidity back in the moderate-to-high range and highs probably in the mid-to-upper 80s. A warm front pushing through could produce a fair amount of clouds and a few isolated showers or storms. Confidence: Medium
With a steamy air mass moving in from the west, Sunday and Monday look good for highs in the 90s. Mid-to-upper 90s are a distinct possibility, but it's too early to confidently make that call. To go with the heat, we'll have some of that classic D.C. haze, high humidity and probably only isolated chances of a cooling storm. Confidence: Medium
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