TONIGHT: Partly Cloudy, Scattered Evening Storms, Muggy. Lo 74.
WEDNESDAY: Humid, Stray T-Storms South Of Turnpike. Hi 89.
THURSDAY: Partly Cloudy, Stray PM Shower. Hi 86.
Today was the hottest day of this heat wave with highs reaching the mid-90s and heat indices exceeding 100 at times. That combined with an incoming cold front has sparked scattered storms which have dumped heavy amounts of rain in a few spots. Storms will be around through early this evening, but should diminish shortly after sunset. It will remain quite muggy overnight with temperatures only dropping into the low to mid 70s.
The cold front lingers nearby Wednesday, which could lead to a few popup afternoon storms mainly south of the turnpike. Most places will stay dry though with highs in the upper 80s…not as hot as today, but still pretty uncomfortable.
A secondary cold front will move through Thursday and that will change our pattern for late-week. Before that, it may bring a quick passing shower Thursday afternoon but anything that falls would be brief. By Thursday night, much less humid air moves in from the northwest. An area of high pressure will then keep us sunny and much more comfortable for the end of the week and into the weekend. Highs will only be in the low 80s with overnight lows around 60…a nice change!
-Meteorologist Adis Juklo