A Hot and Humid Saturday; Isolated Storms Possible
We’ll be getting hotter during this last weekend of June. Expect partly to mostly cloudy skies today with isolated showers and thunderstorms. Some storms could turn strong with gusty winds, periods of heavy rain and lightning. There is plenty of moisture to tap into, moderate CAPE (potential energy), but weak shear. If the sun is able to escape cloud cover, daytime heating will help destabilize the environment and could lead to enough instability to fire up strong to severe storms this afternoon into the early evening. Today’s highs will reach the upper 80s to low 90s. Tonight’s lows will dip to the upper 60s to low 70s.
An upper-level ridge across the southeast will help keep rain chances low Sunday into Monday although a spotty shower or thunderstorm is not out of the question as the air will remain quite moist and hot air will be in place. Any storms would come in the afternoon or early evening.
Rain chances increase Tuesday and Wednesday along with the possibility of thunderstorms that could turn strong.
-Chief Meteorologist Miller Robson
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