Forecast: Warming up, but shy of hot
FORECAST IN DETAIL
Our terrific stretch of weather keeps plugging along today and even the warm-up slated for the middle of the week is tolerable by this summer's sultry standard. Later this week, beautifully pleasant weather returns before showery weather sets up for the weekend. By then though, we will have gone more than two weeks without measurable rain, so not a bad thing...
Today (Monday): You'll love the clean, crisp air this morning - with most spots starting off in the 50s. Sun-filled skies elevate afternoon temperatures into the low-to-mid 80s with comfortably low humidity (dew points in the upper 40s). The variable breeze is subtle, at 5-10 mph. Confidence: High
Tonight: With winds coming in from the south, the air is not as dry and not as crisp, but still cool enough to leave the windows open. Lows range from the mid-50s in the cooler suburbs to the mid-60s downtown. Skies are clear. Confidence: High
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Tomorrow (Tuesday): It's a very warm day, but back in July we would've paid good money for it. Flow from the south coupled with abundant sunshine pushes temps into the mid-to-upper 80s. The humidity is a little summerlike, but dew points around 60 are much more manageable than the 70-degree readings a month back. The breeze from the south is soft, at about 10 mph. Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow Night: It's noticeably warmer than previous nights but falls short of muggy. With clear skies, temps descend to the mid-to-upper 60s downtown to near 60 in the cooler suburbs. Confidence: Medium-High
Wednesday is likely the warmest (hottest?) day of the week, as warm flow ahead of an advancing cold front means temps make a run at 90. As the front nears midday, we may see a modest increase in clouds, but shower chances are too low to mention. By late in the afternoon, winds shift from out of the southwest to out of the northwest - so humidity begins to drop. Becoming clear and cooler Wednesday with lows in the 50s to near 60. Confidence: Medium-High
Thursday and Friday bring beautiful conditions with mostly sunny skies, low humidity and highs near 80 both days. Overnight lows are in the 50s to near 60. Confidence: Medium-High
The weather pattern turns more complex next weekend as a slow-moving front nears the region with a wave of low pressure possibly developing along it. That means showers are possible both days, but especially Saturday (50-60% chance). Sunday has a chance of becoming dry, but due to uncertainty in the front's timing, I'm keeping a 30% chance of showers in the forecast. Cloud cover probably holds Saturday's highs in 70s, with low-to-mid 80s possible on Sunday. Overnight lows are mostly in the 60s. Confidence: Low-Medium
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