Another beautiful stretch of July weather expected today with unseasonably cool temperatures arriving. Plenty of sunshine will be found with highs in the upper 70s. Definitely take a few minutes to enjoy it because the hottest temperatures of the summer so far are heading in our direction for next week. Here's your latest forecast.
After an active Wednesday with severe thunderstorms across portions of the area things have really settled down as we finish out the week with very comfortable temperatures in the wake of the previous days heat and humidity. Not everyone got in on the beneficial rains as you can see from the Doppler radar estimated rainfall map below. Some locations picked up well over an inch while others struggled to reach just a quarter of an inch.
We'll have cooler temperatures this afternoon compared to yesterday as highs only reach the upper 70s. You'll also notice less in the way of wind as well making for a very pleasant afternoon for any outdoor activities under plenty of sunshine.
Tonight skies remain clear and a nice cool evening ahead with lows in the upper 50s.
Saturday will be our last nice day for a while as a warm front begins to push towards the area for the later half of the weekend. Until then expect another sunny day with highs moderating some into the lower 80s.
Sunday is our day of change as the previously mentioned warm front begins to work into the area bringing with it a decent chance at some showers and thunderstorms, especially during the late evening and overnight hours. Temperatures will begin rising as well and we'll tack on more moisture making it feel very uncomfortable especially by Monday.
Any leftover showers and storms will exit by Monday afternoon as we begin feeling the influence of an area of high pressure that will send temperatures soaring into the 90s by the middle of next week and heat indices well into the 100s. Very little chances for rain appear beyond Sunday and Monday so get ready to be working that water can overtime by the end of next week.