That was a fast weekend, eh? The weather git (somewhat unexpectedly) busy Sunday afternoon with a round of heavy thunderstorms during the middle of the afternoon. Scattered wind damage resulted. The good news: some much needed rain for many.
Over the last week, beneficial rains have fallen, but not everywhere. Northern areas have done better than the southern half of the WFMJ viewing area.
This morning, it is warm, very muggy and quiet. A weak cool front is just off to our west:
As that front comes east today we look for very spotty/hit or miss-type showers and storms during the midday and afternoon. The storms will NOT impact as many people as yesterday. 15 hour futurecast:
The severe weather risk is also lower than yesterday, but not zero. Any storm could get strong and gusty. The Storm Prediction Center has the Valley in the “Marginal” or low risk area today. Higher chances of severe weather to our south and east.
It will be very warm today, highs in the upper 80s to near 90. Heat Index values can be a few or handful of degrees above the air temperature.
HUMIDITY RELIEF COMING
The cool front has NO cool air behind it but there is some drier air on the other side of the boundary. So we can expect dewpoints to retreat back into the upper 50s and lower 60s by tomorrow.
It will be warm, less humid and tranquil during midweek. Tuesday-Thursday looks like a rain-free stretch.
As is often the case in the medium/long range, there are some model differences regarding the next chance for rain Friday. There’s a small chance for a needed “wash out” kind of day, but more likely it will be a “scattered rain” type of day.
The weekend will NOT be as hot as the one we just had!
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