Forecast: Heat & humidity make weekend return
Air quality alert today
FORECAST IN DETAIL
What is it about hot weekends this year? For the fourth straight weekend, we're talking heat and humidity. Not since the Saturday of Memorial Day has a weekend day not closed in on 90 or higher. We should be around 90 today and a even a little higher tomorrow. And the heat continues into next week. Rain chances for the next few days are non-existent to remote. I imagine many folks will be watering their grass/plants this weekend.
Today (Saturday): Mostly sunny skies (attenuated somewhat by haze) mean no rain worries today for your outdoor plans, but there are a few weather and health concerns. We've got an air quality alert (code orange - unhealthy air for sensitive groups) and very high to borderline extreme UV levels. So take it easy and remember to wear sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. With highs heading into the low 90s and increasing humidity, you may find the morning and evening hours more pleasant and healthy for strenuous and/or prolonged outdoor activity. Confidence: High
Tonight: Mostly clear skies overnight but a bit muggy. Lows only fall into the low-to-mid 70s in the city, with upper 60s in the cooler suburbs. Confidence: High
Keep reading for the forecast into early next week...
Tomorrow (Sunday): A weak front moving through early in the morning brings in some modestly drier air by late in the afternoon, but it's probably too little too late. With considerable sunshine, air temperatures climb into the low and even mid-90s before winds from the west and northwest (at around 10 mph) drop the humidity some. Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow Night: It won't be quite as muggy as Saturday night, but still on the mild side. Under clear skies, temps bottom out near 70 in the city, with 60s in the suburbs. Confidence: Medium-High
On Monday, the first official day of summer, we see sunny skies and more hot weather. We climb back up into the low 90s with moderate humidity levels. As winds start to come back out of the south, the humidity builds Monday night, with lows in the upper 60s to mid-70s (suburbs-city). Confidence: Medium-High
The combined heat and humidity may become oppressive Tuesday, with highs 90-95. I'll introduce a slight chance of p.m. t'storms but odds are only around 20%. Confidence: Medium-High
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