Forecast: Another nice day, then a hot weekend
Scorching Father's Day with small storm chance
Today: Sun & warmth. Mid-to-upper 80s. | Tonight: Clear, comfortable. Low-to-mid 60s. | Tomorrow: Mostly sunny & hot. More humid. Around 90. | Sunday: Mostly sunny & scorching. 20% chance of a p.m. t'shower. Mid-90s. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail
FORECAST IN DETAIL
Two things increase this weekend: Heat... and humidity. By Sunday there's a small chance of a cooling shower or two, but otherwise we're looking high and dry. Enjoy today's warm and low-humidity 80s, because highs head for 90 and above this weekend with increasing mugginess. The heat stays into early next week, so get ready to drink plenty of water and dress in light material and light colors. Oh, and wear that sunscreen -- the sun is at its highest angle of the year as summer officially begins Monday.
Today (Friday): Much like yesterday, highs in the mid-to-upper 80s definitely feel like summer. But the lack of humidity makes the warmth quite tolerable, even with not much breeze to speak of. Mostly (if not fully) clear skies send the UV index soaring. So enjoy -- with sunscreen, please -- what looks to be the last day for a while with humidity as a non-factor. Confidence: High
Tonight: Skies likely remain clear, and humidity remains comfortable. That, combined with temperatures dropping into and through the 70s, should make for a pretty fantastic evening. Overnight lows dip to the low-to-mid 60s (refreshing enough to open the windows?) with light winds. Confidence: High
Keep reading for the forecast into next week...how hot?
Tomorrow (Saturday): Somewhat more humid -- probably into the moderate range -- and hot. Highs should be around 90, with light winds from the south bringing in our more humid air. So far, it looks like we'll escape without showers. So, with ample sunshine, wear that sunscreen. I sweated mine off last weekend, and burned! Ouch. Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow Night: Keep that A/C on. Lows only drop to the low 70s to near 70 in the suburbs, and low-to-mid 70s downtown. And that humidity keeps increasing with mostly clear skies. Confidence: Medium-High
Sunday: Mostly sunny & hot. That is the gist. Highs could climb all the way to the mid-90s! And there's a small (20%) chance of an afternoon shower or thundershower. Humidity shouldn't be oppressive, but high enough to send the afternoon heat index into the upper 90s to perhaps near 100. Confidence: Medium
Partly cloudy Sunday night with a slight chance of a shower or thundershower. Temperatures remain mild with lows in the low 70s to near 70. Humidity may briefly dip Sunday evening and night, depending on whether a weak cool front is able to move through. Confidence: Medium
Monday continues hot and moderately humid with partly to mostly sunny skies, highs probably in the low-to-mid 90s, and a 20-30% chance of afternoon/evening showers or storms. Also, happy summer solstice!... at 7:28 a.m. Confidence: Medium
Tuesday may see more clouds, but highs still aiming for the low-to-mid 90s and humidity likely ticking upward. Afternoon/evening shower and storm chances could creep up to around 30-40%. Confidence: Low-Medium
| June 18, 2010; 11:00 AM ET
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