Warm, Spotty Storms – Typical July Weather
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND STORMS, BETTER COVERAGE LATE WEEK
Just like yesterday, we’ll see isolated “popcorn” showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and early evening during peak daytime heating. There will be no rhyme or reason where the storms develop, and the chances of any one location getting rainfall are about 1 in 5 today. Outside the rain, highs will be in the lower to middle 90s throughout the area. Heat index values may creep above the 100 degree mark, so while not extreme, precautions still need to be taken if exerting yourself outdoors.
Wednesday will feature more of the same weather as today before rain chances ramp up later this week. A cold front will approach the area and wash out, leaving a boundary behind that will be a focal point for showers and thunderstorms through the weekend. Rain chances will increase to the 40%-50% range towards the end of the week, with highs in the lower 90s, bumped down a degree or two with the increased cloudiness and rainfall scattered around. There will be several hours of rain-free conditions and sun each day, so weekend plans don’t need to be cancelled or rescheduled just yet.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue into the early part of next week, with temperatures remaining near normal for this time of year. The good news is that no real heat wave looks to be on the horizon for the next 10 days or so.
-Meteorologist Dana Barker