Heat intensifies for mid-week with stray storms possible

Forecast

Storms are likely a daily threat late this week through the weekend...

THIS EVENING: Sunny & Warm. Temperatures Fall Into Low Mid-80s. Winds: Light.

OVERNIGHT: Mostly Clear, Muggy. Lo 72. Winds: Light.

WEDNESDAY: Hot, Humid, Stray PM T-Storm. Hi 94. Winds: Light.

Today was a perfect late summer day if you like the heat! It actually turned a touch less humid this afternoon…that and lots of sunshine allowed temperatures to bounce back into the low 90s. Tonight will be clear but muggy with overnight temperatures dropping into the low 70s.

The most intense heat this week will come Wednesday and Thursday as highs soar into the low to mid 90s. The humidity will begin to peak too, which will drive heat indices closer to 100 each afternoon. Storm coverage over the next few days looks spotty at best with not much of a trigger, but storm chances do increase late in the week as a front moves through the Great Lakes.

The front will drop south and stall over our area this weekend, keeping the risk for showers and storms going through Monday. While it won’t rain at all times this weekend, winds throughout the atmosphere will be very weak and moisture will remain high, so slow-moving downpours can be expected. This pattern doesn’t look to break until the middle of next week. Highs through Friday will remain in the 90s, but increased clouds and showers will keep us in the 80s for the weekend. Humidity will remain quite high during this entire time, however.

-Meteorologist Adis Juklo

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