Forecast: Wet and Cool Today, Heat on Horizon
Today: Showers likely, mainly in the morning. 75-79 | Tonight: Clearing, cool. 57-63. | Tomorrow: Warm and dry, 83-86. | A Look Ahead
FORECAST IN DETAIL
A cold front that approached last night becomes stalled overhead keeping us gray and cool for a large part of today. We're likely to get a good dose of rain this morning before slowly drying out later on. Behind the front lies a dry and beautiful end to the week before sticky August weather returns this weekend. Sunday into early next week could see several days competing for the hottest day of the year so far.
Today (Thursday): We'll be "riding the wave" today as a wave of low pressure develops along a stalled cold front that brings along with it a 60% chance of light-to-moderate rain showers mainly this morning, although an isolated shower or t'storm could pop up (20% chance) later in the afternoon. I don't foresee any widespread severe weather or flash flooding problems.
With lots of clouds and the likelihood of rain, temperatures will struggle and we'll spend the majority of the day in the mid-to-upper 70s. If our wave gets some giddy-up and moves out sooner than expected, some afternoon and evening sun may be able to push the mercury above 80. Expect a wind from the north/northeast at less than 10 mph. Confidence: Medium-High
Tonight: Skies should begin to clear out by, or shortly after, sundown, paving the way for a very nice night. Behind the cold front, the dew point (moisture in the air) drops as well as the temperature. Overnight lows will likely spur some to open those windows, bottoming out in the upper 50s to lower 60s (downtown). Light northerly winds will become calm overnight.
Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend...
Tomorrow (Friday): Transient high pressure takes hold tomorrow spelling a gorgeous day, especially for August. After some patchy morning fog mixes out, expect boatloads of sunshine with a few puffy afternoon clouds overhead. With dew points in the 50s, it will feel more like May as we warm up to our afternoon high in the mid-80s. Winds from the north will continue to blow at less than 10 mph. Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow Night: It will remain partly cloudy for the most part, though some clouds will increase towards morning, along with an isolated shower or thunderstorm (<20%). Light winds will turn southerly and begin to bring our humidity levels back up. Confidence: Medium-High
Saturday we'll return to normal around here. Typical heat and humidity come back to the region and a weak disturbance may bring a cluster of thunderstorms through by evening (30%). Expect a mix of sun and clouds and an afternoon high in the mid-to-upper 80s. Overnight, showers will wind down and we'll have humid conditions with an overnight low in the lower 70s. Confidence: Medium
Beginning Sunday and into next week lies our best chance for an official heat wave so far this summer. A Bermuda High will expand to the southwest and pump in warm and humid air. After lingering clouds move out during the morning expect temperatures to climb quickly into the low-to-mid 90s. Confidence: Medium
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