Forecast: Morning storms gone; more to come?
A milder weekend with small t'shower threat
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updated at 9:30 a.m.; originally posted at 5 a.m.
FORECAST IN DETAIL
By David Streit, CWG Meteorologist
This morning's storms were nasty and the humidity is going nowhere. But at least the storms have helped to take the edge off the heat today. Temperatures much closer to average than we've seen are expected through the forecast period, which means no more of those upper 90s and near 100 readings that have plagued us much of the summer, at least for the time being. However, near 90 or low 90s is still within reach at times.
Today (Thursday): The morning thunderstorms and light onshore breezes help lower temperatures today to highs around the upper 80s with partly sunny skies -- though it will be quite humid. We have another chance of showers and thunderstorms come afternoon or evening (around 40%). A couple stronger storms could develop with these and produce some gusty winds. Confidence: Medium
Tonight: Clouds dominate and some showers or storms may be around during the evening (40% chance). Readings in the mid-to-upper 70s are easy to take. Lows hold in the upper 60s and lower 70s. Confidence: Medium
Keep reading for the forecast through Monday....
Tomorrow (Friday): Stubborn clouds dominate at least the first half of the day with more breaks likely by afternoon. A shower in the morning hours is only a 20% chance or so. Slow rising temperatures and cloud-provided shade make this a much better day to be out and about though the humidity is only marginally diminished. Highs make the low-to-mid 80s in most locations. Breezes remain light from the east. AConfidence: Medium
Tomorrow Night: Temperatures slowly fall through the lower 80s and into the upper 70s for the evening hours. Abundant clouds do not add up to more than an isolated shower (10-20% chance). Lows end up in the upper 60s to lower 70s downtown. Confidence: Medium
Saturday is about as seasonable as can be. Readings move through the 70s in the morning and hit mid-to-upper 80s in the afternoon. Partly sunny skies should just bring a very slight threat of showers while offering some occasional shade. The evening is tranquil with readings in the lower 80s and a touch of humidity. Confidence: Medium
Sunday starts out decent with readings in the 70s, but all good things come to an end as breezes from the south push highs to near 90 in much of the area. The heat up sets the stage for pop up afternoon thundershowers but only in about 30% of the area. The rest of the region has to wait for the setting sun to cool things back down. Confidence: Low-Medium
A cold front approaches Monday and in advance of it comes rising humidity and increasing clouds. Temperatures are still apt to make the mid-to-upper 80s as this front is likely to just tease and never really come through. What it will do is serve as a boundary for quite a few thundershowers in the afternoon and evening. Look for much of the area (60%) to pick up measurable amounts with the frequent showers. Confidence: Low-Medium
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