Forecast: Wave Bye to Heat; Cooling at Midweek
Today: Partly sunny skies. 88-95. 40% chance of t'storms. Tonight: Partly to mostly cloudy with 30% chance of t'storms. 72-77. | Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of mainly p.m. showers/t'storms. 83-88. | A Look Ahead
FORECAST IN DETAIL
Hot weather has been quite elusive this summer so that even when we see it, it does not last all that long. After building quickly to our hottest day of the year yesterday (so far), we should see a downward trend in temperatures for the balance of this week. A cold front will move through the area this afternoon and it will be shifting winds, offering thunderstorms, and leading the way to the cooler side.
Today (Tuesday): Look for a mixture of clouds and sun today with a 40% opportunity for showers and thunderstorms. The best chance appears to be in the afternoon time frame as the cold front closes into the area. Temperatures have a broad range around the area from the upper 80s to the mid-90s. This reflects the uncertainty in the timing of cloud cover and afternoon thunderstorms. Confidence: Medium
Tonight: Partly cloudy skies with yet a 30% chance of mainly evening storms (that cold front does not want to move too fast!). Look for lows to mainly hold in the low-to-mid 70s. Confidence: Medium-High
Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend...
Tomorrow (Wednesday): Cooler weather will be arriving into the area and temperatures will only reach up into the mid-80s (a few upper 80s are possible). We will still see plenty of cloud cover and a 30% chance of scattered storms, particularly in the afternoon hours. Confidence: Medium
Tomorrow Night: Partly to mostly cloudy skies will continue. Look for temperatures to slip lower again with 60s in the suburbs to around 70 degrees downtown by the early morning hours. A slight chance for a shower or storm will linger. Confidence: Medium
Thursday is quite tricky at the moment as a disturbance traveling along the cold front to our south could reach far enough north into the area. If true, then we could be talking about a very wet, unsettled day. However, the best thinking for now is that this wet weather-maker will stay far enough south to only offer clouds and cooler temperatures (highs in the upper 70s to low 80s). Confidence: Low
Friday looks to be a partly cloudy day overall with highs in the 80s and a 30% chance of afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. Look for morning lows to range from the 60s to around 70. Confidence: Low-Medium
The weekendis shaping up to look like partly sunny conditions with highs in the 80s with lows in the 60s to low 70s. We run the daily risk (30%) of scattered showers and thunderstorms. For a summer weekend in the middle of August, getting near normal temperatures is a good thing! Confidence: Low-Medium
A quick peek at next week shows more humidity, more thunderstorms, and temperatures maybe sneaking back into the 90s at times, but not at the levels seen yesterday.
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