Forecast: Sweatin' it out... plus Sat. showers
Better weekend day: Sunday (hot but drier)
Today: Partly sunny & humid. Slight chance of afternoon shower/storm. Low-to-mid 90s. | Tonight: Partly to mostly cloudy. 50% chance of showers/storms. Low-to-mid 70s. | Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy & humid. 60% chance of showers/storms. Mid-to-upper 80s. | Sunday: Mostly sunny & less humid. Low 90s. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail
FORECAST IN DETAIL
The upper 90s and low 100s have departed, at least for now. Despite our slightly cooler highs the next several days -- mainly low-to-mid 90s, with a brief dip to the 80s tomorrow -- high humidity keeps the air feeling sweaty through tomorrow. At least the increased moisture translates to our first significant rain chance since June 28. If you can make it through the mugginess, Sunday offers some drier heat. But the keyword is "heat," with 90s persisting as we get into early next week. Ooof!
Today (Friday): Be happy with partly sunny and highs in the low-to-mid 90s, right? Between two weather systems -- a cold front moving toward us from the west and a small low-pressure system off the coast -- light breezes from the southeast keep the humidity up. For the second day in a row we should have some clouds around rather than the mostly clear skies that accompanied our recent extreme heat. But the shower/storm chance through afternoon is about 20% at best. Confidence: Medium-High
Tonight: Skies turn partly to mostly cloudy, and shower and thunderstorm chances increase toward 50% or so. That's right, a legitimate chance of seeing some wet stuff tonight! (I am a little excited. I feel parched). Check back later today to see if we can pin down the likelihood of rain arriving early enough to affect evening activities. Lows fall mainly to the muggy low-to-mid 70s. Better than the low 80s earlier this week downtown. Confidence: Medium
Any more 100s coming? Keep reading for the forecast into next week...
Tomorrow (Saturday): A cold front in our vicinity brings good news for our drought worries -- a solid (60%) chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly during the mostly cloudy morning into early afternoon. Highs should reach the mid-80s. Maybe mid-to-upper 80s if skies brighten in the mid-to-late afternoon. Still with that typical mid-summer muggy feeling. Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow Night: Keep that A/C on despite passage of our cold front. Lows may only drop to the upper 60s to low 70s in the suburbs, and low-to-mid 70s downtown. Skies start to clear a bit and humidity slowly drops. Confidence: Medium
Sunday: Mostly sunny skies, lower humidity and a lack of extreme heat combine for the nicest day we've seen in a while. Though we're still talking pretty hot with highs around the low 90s. Confidence: Medium-High
Mostly clear Sunday night with mugginess starting to come back again. Temperatures remain un-cool with lows in the upper 60s to low 70s in the suburbs and low-to-mid 70s downtown. Confidence: Medium
Monday continues hot and increasingly humid with partly to mostly sunny skies, highs probably in the low-to-mid 90s, and a small chance of afternoon/evening showers or storms. Confidence: Medium
Tuesday may see more clouds, but highs still aiming for the low-to-mid 90s and humidity likely higher. Afternoon/evening shower and storm chances could creep up to around 30-40%. Confidence: Low-Medium
Updated: Fri. July 9 @ 4:30 p.m.
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