Monday was a warm day but the humidity stayed in the tolerable range. Today will be essentially a repeat but a few degrees warmer. In fact there is an excellent chance we hit 90 for the first time in 2016. We average 8-9 90+ days per year but the last few summers have been below average in that category.
That warm front off to the west is the leading edge of VERY humid air (dewpoints near or above 70) that will be heading our way tomorrow.
Wednesday may not BE hotter than today but it will SEEM that way! Highs in the upper 80s with dewpoints near 70? No thanks, I will take 90 with dewpoints in the upper 50s (today).
With the increase in moisture there may be a pop-up thunderstorm or two roaming around in the afternoon and early evening.
With the approach of a cold front, there can be more numerous thunderstorms Thursday afternoon. The needed ingredients for severe weather in the upper levels of the atmosphere are not that impressive but some strong storms are certainly possible.
The Storm Prediction Center has the area in the “marginal” risk for severe weather.
Dewpoints will lower nicely in the wake of the front. Friday and the weekend are looking pretty nice overall with a small chance for a shower Friday night and early Saturday.
Very warm/hot pattern still looks likely in the medium/long range.
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