TODAY: Mostly cloudy and humid with some patchy morning fog, then a shower or two with a thunderstorm also possible. High: 84
TONIGHT: Rather cloudy and sticky with a shower or thunderstorm in spots. Low: 69
SATURDAY: Clouds breaking for some sunshine, quite warm and humid with a shower or thunderstorm possible. High: 87 Low: 70
Compared to Wednesday, our Thursday was a little brighter, a little less humid, and a little drier for most. Morning low clouds and fog gave way to some sunshine as the day evolved, and while it was mostly rain-free, it wasn't entirely dry. That's going to be a common theme in our forecast over the next seven days, as no one day looks to totally escape the mention of the chance of a shower or thunderstorm. That being said, there are no washouts in sight and each of the next seven days look to be more dry than wet. The heat will notably build as the weekend unfolds, with several days of 90-degree high temperatures likely starting Sunday and lasting through early next week.
We saw some early showers and thunderstorms last night, mainly near and north of Interstate 80 and near and west of Interstate 81. This activity was slow to move producing downpours and gusty winds in some cases, but once we got to midnight, much of it fell apart. The rest of the overnight was partly to mostly cloudy and dry with a little bit of fog developing in a couple spots. Low temperatures were rather mild only dropping into the upper 60s.
We'll wrap up the week today with some low clouds and patchy fog to start giving way to at least a little sunshine during the day. It will be another seasonably warm and humid day with afternoon high temperatures reaching the mid 80s before the temperatures start to rise over the weekend. It's also another mostly dry day but a spotty shower, or a stray thunderstorm is possible in a few spots. While again no organized strong or severe thunderstorms are expected, an isolated storm with gusty winds and downpours can't entirely be ruled out. So the muddled forecast continues, often sticky and occasionally stormy but rain-free most of the time.
The muddling continues into the weekend as well with one big difference being increasing heat. Expect a mix of clouds and sunshine both Saturday and Sunday, probably more sun than we've seen over the last few days. The extra sunshine, coupled with winds shifting from the south and southwest, means extra heat and humidity as well with highs climbing well into the 80s on Saturday and then around or above 90 degrees from Sunday through Tuesday. Given that there will be more fuel to fire up a shower or storm, they will remain a fixture in the forecast over the weekend, although the better part of the weekend should be storm-free.
Monday and Tuesday will continue to feature a shower or thunderstorm chance, although there still will be more dry times than wet times. Thunderstorm chances may increase by midweek (later Tuesday through early Thursday) as a cold front approaches from the northwest. Once that front passes, the heat and humidity should ease a bit later next week as we'll trade our 90s for mid 80s by week's end.
Have a great and safe Friday and weekend!
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