SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH is in effect until 9pm for counties in pink. Storms are developing and moving in from the west. Showers are moving through parts of the area right now but a line of storms just a bit further west ahead of a strong cold front will swing through later this afternoon and evening. They may produce heavy rain, strong gusty winds and hail.
THIS EVENING: Cold front comes in tonight and brings relief to the heat and humidity. Storms should quiet around 7pm while showers may linger for some areas a little longer but will be mainly in the east. Temperatures fall from the low 80s to the low 70s.
OVERNIGHT: Shower threat ends, clouds will slowly decrease towards morning, humidity drops slowly as drier air spills in and lows will dip to around the low to mid 60s.
TOMORROW: It will feel much more comfortable as dewpoints return to the 50s. We start out with sunshine but with colder air in the upper levels, we’ll see clouds develop in the afternoon. They will dissipate as we head into the evening. Highs will warm to the upper 70s to around 80 degrees.
OUTLOOK: Thursday morning we head into the 50s. It will feel refreshingly cooler and well below seasonal averages. Highs will be cooler than average too in the upper 70s to around 80 degrees. We’ll start out clear but clouds will bubble up in the afternoon. Another decent day expected to end the week Friday with partly sunny skies. It will be a bit warmer in the low 80s. There could be a late day shower or thunderstorm but they would be isolated. Weekend becomes a bit unsettled as storms will be possible each day. It won’t be a washout by any means but if you plant to be outdoors, you’ll need to keep an eye on the sky. Monday and Tuesday look to stay quiet as of now with highs in the mid to upper 80s under partly sunny skies.
MaryEllen Pann, Chief Meteorologist
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