Strong Storms Possible Today

 

After a brief break from the humidity on Sunday it has quickly resurfaced into the area with highs reaching the lower 90s yesterday and heat indexes well into the upper 90s. Unfortunately the heat will stick with us for just a couple more days before a more comfortable air mass arrives by weeks end. Before though during this period of transition we could be dealing with a few active thunderstorms around the area.

For today we run a low risk of some stronger storms this afternoon as a disturbance moves through during the afternoon and evening hours. If we can manage to get enough sunshine late in the morning and early afternoon a few of the storms could be on the severe side with large hail and strong winds. An isolated tornado or two cannot be ruled out. We'll provide updates throughout the day regarding this threat. Highs will reach the middle to upper 80s.

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Tonight scattered storms this evening will be likely with mild conditions expected. Lows near 70.

Wednesday is a little more complicated as a cold front will approach the area from the west sending highs to near 90 in the afternoon. Depending on the timing of the front, which looks to be during the early afternoon hours, we may see another round of thunderstorms develop on the eastern fringes of the area and then quickly race eastward. There will be some severe potential with these but at this time it appears areas just to the east of here will have higher chances.

Beyond Wednesday much more comfortable temperatures and humidity levels arrive with highs falling back into the lower 80s with dry conditions through much of the weekend. Heat and humidity rebuilds for next week with more 90s likely along with more chances for storms. Enjoy the break while we have it!

Have a great Tuesday!

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