STARTING TO HEAT UP
It is a beautiful and very comfortable evening. High pressure at the surface helps to keep skies mainly clear overnight. With dew points in the low to mid 50s, this allows lows to drop to the upper 50s to near 60. It will be another cool and refreshing morning Friday.
The upper level trough has been replaced by a building ridge over the area. This in combination with plenty of sunshine, few clouds and a shift in the winds will help to boost temperatures to the mid and perhaps upper 80s.
A couple of weak boundaries try to knock the ridge down a bit tonight and tomorrow, meaning more clouds and a small chance for isolated thunderstorms once the day heats up. Highs will still be warm in the upper 80s and you will feel the humidity more as moisture increases across the area. Ridge re-establishes itself for Sunday into early next week and a southwest flow will bring in even warmer, more humid air. Highs will flirt with 90 degrees through Tuesday with mostly sunny skies. Our next threat for storms arrives with a cold front late Tuesday afternoon and evening. It will knock our temperatures down a bit but summer -like, well above average temperatures remain.
MINIMAL RAIN THREAT
There will be an isolated storm threat for Saturday but a better chance late on Tuesday. Those two days will be our best chance for seeing any activity but significant rain is not expected. Looks like the second half of August will be staying above average and more humid too.