TONIGHT: Mostly Clear, Turning Muggy. Lo 73.
THURSDAY: Very Hot & Humid, Stray PM T-Storms. Hi 96.
FRIDAY: Hot & Humid, Scattered PM Storms. Hi 90.
As expected, we reached 90 again today on Day 2 of this prolonged heat wave. Humidity was more noticeable today, but it wasn’t out of control…at least not yet. Humidity will ramp up tonight and tomorrow as dew points head for the low 70s. With more moisture in the air, temperatures will only drop into the low 70s Thursday morning.
Thursday is still expected to be our hottest day of the week with highs headed for the mid-90s. Heat indices will approach 100 degrees for a time during the afternoon. At the same time, a weak wave ahead of an approaching cold front will bring us an opportunity for storms after 2p. Coverage still looks spotty, but recent trends suggest more of us will have a chance to get beneficial rain.
Heat and humidity locks in through the weekend and even early next week. Friday and Saturday still look to feature scattered storms, and while not everyone will get rain, those that do get under slow-moving downpours could get a lot of rain in a short period of time. The atmosphere will be loaded with moisture and with very weak steering, this is something to watch. Storm chances look more spotty Sunday and Monday but will ramp back up next Tuesday/Wednesday as the cold front finally crosses. Highs will stay in the low 90s until the middle of next week. Find a pool in the meantime!
-Meteorologist Adis Juklo