Forecast: Any hope for break in heat?
Temperatures to get worse before they get better
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* Consec days of 90+: 7; Total 90+: 37 (Apr: 2; May: 3; Jun: 18; Jul: 14) *
Today: Partly sunny & humid. 30-40% chance of showers/storms. Low-to-mid 90s. | Tonight: Very humid. 30-40% chance of showers/storms. 70s. | Tomorrow: Partly to mostly sunny. Slight p.m. storm chance. Mid-90s. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail
FORECAST IN DETAIL
This same old hot and humid pattern -- and it really is getting old at this point -- continues through the weekend. A comment left yesterday by CJWill1 probably sums up what many are wondering -- "How long can this pattern continue?? I know nothing about meteorology, but it would seem that this would have to break just based on history, odds, whatever." Unfortunately, there's no sign of any extended stretch of below-normal temperatures. The only real hope in the short term is that a cold front, due to arrive late in the weekend, has enough oomph to at least briefly knock the heat and humidity down a notch or two for early next week.
Today (Wednesday): If I could highlight something noticeably different than yesterday's weather I would. But I can't. The same general pattern leads to mostly the same conditions today -- partly sunny, hot and humid with highs in the low-to-mid 90s. There's a 30-40% chance you'll run into a brief shower this morning and/or a shower or thunderstorm this afteroon or evening. A breeze from the southwest -- up to 10-15 mph at times -- takes the slightest edge off the heat. Confidence: Medium
Tonight: A 30-40% chance of showers and thunderstorms sticks around through evening and possibly overnight. It's an uncomfortably humid evening, as you might expect, with temperatures slowly falling through the 80s on the way to overnight lows in the 70s. Confidence: Medium
Keep reading for the forecast through through the weekend...
Tomorrow (Thursday): We do have a couple differences for Thursday. First, higher pressure overhead means a little more sun -- partly to mostly sunny -- and reduced shower/t'storm chances. It's still hot with highs aiming for the mid-90s. But humidity may become more tolerable as the day goes on, and only a slight chance of an afternoon/evening shower or thundershower. Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow Night: Partly cloudy, a slight chance of an evening storm, and lows in the 70s. Confidence: Medium-High
The heat kicks into a second gear for Friday and Saturday with highs probably in the mid-to-upper 90s, maybe near 100, and humidity on the rise again. That means afternoon heat indices over 100 are possible, along with a 20-30% chance of a mainly afternoon or evening shower or storm. Confidence: Medium-High
Some cloud cover associated with a cold front may keep temperatures down a little Sunday. Looks like highs in the low-to-mid 90s -- still with high humidity -- and a 30-40% of some showers and storms at some point during the day or evening. Confidence: Low-Medium
There's hope for highs only in the upper 80s to near 90 Monday and Tuesday and a step down to moderate humidity. But it depends on the strength of Sunday's cold front, which isn't known for sure as of yet.
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