STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS EXPECTED THIS EVENING
A line of showers and thunderstorms is heading in and will bring the threat for severe weather. The Storm Prediction Center placed part of the area in a SLIGHT RISK for damaging winds.
There may also be some minor flooding. If storms get tall enough, then hail will become a threat but as of now, hail and tornado threat is low. Some areas could pick up a quick inch of rain as thunderstorms will have the potential to produce heavy downpours. Storms will die down after midnight leaving just a few showers possible into the late morning until a cold front moves through. Lows will be in the upper 60s to 70s. Once the front pushes through, winds will pick up out of the northwest 10-15 mph with higher gusts and help to drive in much drier air. Humidity will fall through the day. Clouds will decrease in the afternoon and highs will warm to the upper 70s to low 80s.
GREAT COUPLE OF DAYS TO END WEEK
High pressure keeps skies mostly sunny Thursday and Friday. Some areas could drop to the 50s Thursday morning. Highs a bit below average around 80. It will be warmer in the mid 80s to end the week but still feeling nice.
HEAT AND HUMIDITY RETURNS
Ridge builds in and allows the heat and humidity to return. We could flirt with 90 degrees both Sunday and Monday. With the higher humidity, we will be flirting with heat indices around 100. Storms will be possible Saturday through Tuesday with the best chance on Tuesday as a cold front sweeps through the area. We should be in the dog days of summer but have only had 3 days hitting 90 this year since May compared to 9 days during the summer months last year.