Temperatures continue to warm late this afternoon as a warm front pushes north. Dew points are climbing as more moisture slides in making it muggier. Shower threat is still with us as there could still be scattered stuff in the area. Can’t rule out a rumble of thunder either, going into the overnight shower threat diminishes and spotty areas of fog will develop as lows drop to the dew points in the low to mid 60s.
WEDNESDAY WARM UP
With the warm front to our north and breezy winds out of the southwest, the heat and humidity will be building. After some morning fog, clouds will mix with sunshine. There could still be an isolated threat for a shower or thunderstorm but most of the area will be dry with highs into the upper 80s. A little taste of summer starts things off for a few days.
FIRST HEAT WAVE OF THE SEASON?
We could see the first heat wave of the season. This means 3 days or more of 90 degree temperatures. A strong ridge of high pressure at the surface as well as in the upper levels really heats things up. It looks to get hot with highs hitting the low 90s Thursday, Friday and Saturday before a cold front slides in Sunday, knocking temperatures down and bringing a return of showers and thunderstorms. Models not agreeing on timing of front so we’ll have to watch and see how things change in the next few days.
TRANSITION BACK TO THE 70s
A cold front arrives and the upper level ridge breaks down meaning temperatures will drop back to the 80s then eventually once the front passes Monday, they will drop to the 70s. We will need the rain after we are backed with the hot temperatures and our chances return Sunday and Monday with the cold front. Expect scattered showers and thunderstorms with highs in the mid 80s Sunday and upper 70s Monday. Tuesday will be more comfortable under mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid 70s.
MaryEllen Pann, Chief Meteorologist
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