90-degree heat continues today, storm chances increase starting Monday

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Much of this week looks unsettled...

SUNDAY: Sunny and Hot. Hi 93. Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

TONIGHT: Partly Cloudy, Muggy. Lo 71. Winds: Light.

MONDAY: Hot and Humid, Scattered PM Storms Hi 92. Winds: S 5-10 mph.

It is quite warm to start this morning with temperatures in the upper 60s! We’ll quickly climb through the 70s and 80s this morning before topping out in the low to mid 90s this afternoon. It’s not a record high, but well above the normal which is now 80 degrees. We’ll enjoy lots of sunshine today but make you pack the sunscreen if spending prolonged time outdoors! Tonight will be warm and muggy with temperatures only dropping into the low 70s.

The humidity really ramps up Monday and that will increase our storm chances by the afternoon. Scattered storms are expected, and one or two storms could pack gusty winds. With dew points climbing to tropical levels and several disturbances swinging through, scattered storms can be expected each day from Monday through Friday. That does not mean any day will be a washout, but slow-moving downpours could occur so keep an eye to the sky if you have plans to be outside. By Friday, we tap into more of an east flow which will keep us cloudy and more unsettled. Rain looks most widespread this day, but the lack of sunshine means storms are unlikely.

The heat and humidity starts to back off as we approach next weekend, and that should lower storm chances as well. Highs will return to near seasonable levels by next Saturday as a front swings through and a trough settles into the northeast.

-Meteorologist Adis Juklo

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