Wet Weekend Ahead
SHOWERS AND STORMS MORE NUMEROUS SATURDAY
After a Friday where we saw some showers and stronger thunderstorms in the afternoon, skies will be partly to mostly cloudy this evening. The humidity won’t go anywhere, however, with muggy conditions and overnight lows in the lower to middle 70s areawide.
Saturday may get an early start on showers and thunderstorms courtesy of an upper-level disturbance that will provide the lift needed for convection to fire. Clouds and rain will keep highs in the 88-92 range; be careful outside of the storms, though, as heat index values may touch or briefly exceed the 100 degree mark with the high moisture content in place.
Chances for showers and thunderstorms decrease into Sunday but ramp back up for the early part of next week as a rare July cold front approaches the area. The front is forecast to stall somewhere near our area; a stall to the north of us keeps shower and storm chances enhanced all week, while a stall to our south brings us a taste of slightly cooler and drier air. Should the front clear, which we are predicting it will at the present time, overnight lows will be slightly cooler with widespread middle to upper 60s possible in some of the outlying areas.
-Meteorologist Dana Barker