Hot and humid with storms by afternoon
THIS EVENING: It will be a muggy, stuffy evening with a small storm chance. Few clouds blanket the sky as the sun sets. Temperatures will fall from the 80s to the upper 70s.
MORNING: We’ll start off once again with areas of fog and haze. It will be a stifling morning with lows in the upper 60s to low 70s.
TOMORROW: Partly sunny, quite humid and hot with highs around 90 degrees. Some areas will reach the low 90s. Scattered showers and storms will be likely in the late afternoon and evening as a strong cold front approaches from the west and combines with the hot and humid airmass. Some of the storms may contain heavy downpours, strong winds and small hail. Showers and storms will continue into the evening hours.
OUTLOOK: Showers may still be possible early Thursday as the front gets slowed a bit. Lows will still be mild in the upper 60s to around 70. Clouds will decrease and humidity decreases through the day as drier air filters in on northwesterly winds behind the cold front. Highs will be cooler in the upper 70s to low 80s. The break from the heat and humid lasts into Saturday before our next system arrives. Highs Friday after a morning in the 50s will reach the low 80s under mostly sunny skies. Ridge builds in for the start of the weekend allows for warmer air to move in. Highs should get back to the mid 80s. Sunday a stronger cold front brings a chance for late day scattered showers and thunderstorms. With the front slowing and not pushing through until late Monday, the threat for showers and storms will continue for the start of the week. A deepening, unseasonable like trough digs in for early next week leading to a cooler trend with temperatures remaining well below July averages. While the rain threat will be low, sunshine will mix with plenty of clouds for several days. It doesn’t look like the trough lifts out until later in the week so August is likely to arrive cooler than average.
MaryEllen Pann, Chief Meteorologist
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