PM Update: Heat Wave Official, and Likely Over
A few evening storms? Near-average temps tomorrow
Our heat wave is officially in the books as National tops 90 degrees again this afternoon -- the first such three-day stretch of 90+ this year. As the high pressure in control the last few days moves away, temperatures were held in check, but most places have risen near 90 and into the low 90s. Heading toward evening, variably cloudy skies continue with just a small chance of a shower or storm and many spots probably staying dry.
Through Tonight: There's a chance of a few passing showers or storms through evening and into the overnight as a front passes by. Unfortunately for those hoping to catch the Perseid Meteor Shower at its peak, clouds look to be an issue, but there may be enough breaks to catch some glimpses. Sunset temperatures in the mid-80s fall to lows ranging from around 70 to the mid-70s, with some suburbs possibly touching the upper 60s.
Tomorrow (Wednesday): We cool things down just a bit more Wednesday behind the cold front. Highs should rise to near-average levels in the mid-and-upper 80s with humidity coming down a little. Clouds should increase during the daylight hours to partly or mostly cloudy by afternoon and we could see a threat of isolated showers or storms into evening.
Tropics: Yesterday I noted that the Atlantic is showing some signs of life. Today Tropical Depression #2 (TD2) was declared to the west of the African coast. TD2 is expected to become Tropical Storm Ana in the next day or so as it treks westward. The current 5-day forecast brings it to a position well northeast of the Leeward/Windward Islands and it is much too early to know if there is any threat to land from this system.
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