THIS EVENING: Showers and storms will slowly move east. With the tropical like air mass in place and a slow moving cold front approaching, heavy downpours are likely with the line of storms now pushing through our western counties. Flooding will be a concern mainly along smaller creeks and streams, as well as, poor drainage areas. Can’t rule out ponding on roads where the rain falls heavy. Storms are moving to the east around 20mph. Frequent cloud and to ground lightning is possible. Temps will fall from the 80s to the mid 70s. FLOOD ADVISORY in effect for areas in green polygon until 7:30pm. Watch for rapidly rising waters along small creeks and streams and poor drainage areas.
OVERNIGHT: Front pushes east and shower chances taper off. Hazy and muggy conditions will hang around through morning as dew points are slow to drop and lows fall to the mid and upper 60s. An isolated morning shower can’t be ruled out.
TOMORROW: High pressure builds in helping drier air to pour in. We should see the dew points coming down through the day so it will feel slightly less humid. Highs will be cooler but seasonal in the low to mid 80s. An isolated shower or thunderstorm may develop due to some upper level energy that swings through in the afternoon.
OUTLOOK: Friday and Saturday look to be the best days with still relatively comfortable humidity levels. We’ll enjoy plenty of sunshine and only a stray shower chance. Highs will warm to the low to mid80s. Jet stream moves well north allowing the heat and humidity to crank up by the second half of the weekend. Isolated storms chances expected Sunday and Monday with a better chance arriving Tuesday into Wednesday with the next cold front. Expect muggy nights and humid, warm days with daily isolated storm chances. Temperatures eventually warm to the upper 80s to near 90 early next week.
MaryEllen Pann, Chief Meteorologist
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