Muggy with Pop Up Storms this Weekend
Good afternoon folks! Dewpoints in the low 70's with temps in the mid - upper 80's is making for another muggy summer day across the region and this setup will linger through the weekend, cooling down slightly Tuesday into Thursday of next week as showers coverage increases. Pop up showers and thunderstorms make up the forecast Friday through Sunday, followed by high clouds on Monday that may temper shower development slightly. Mostly cloudy with daily afternoon showers are in store Tuesday into Thursday.
We still recommend spending time outside this weekend and if you want full sunshine or something close to, we advise getting outside before 10am as partly cloudy skies develop as soon as the early afternoon hours each day. Temps will warm to the upper 80's both Saturday and Sunday across the lower elevations, with heat indices flirting with the low 90's, while the ridgelines enjoy a cool breeze with temps in the low - mid 70's. Scattered showers and a handful of thunderstorms develop each afternoon, with storm movement a bit slower on Saturday than Sunday, translating to heavy downpours over one location for a prolonged period of time. Overnight lows will continue to settle into the mid - upper 60's across the landscape under partly cloudy skies as showers fizzle out during the evening hours.
Monday features a weakening of the upper level ridge and this will push additional moisture into the region from the south, however high clouds may serve to hinder widespread shower development, leaving us with scattered coverage after midday. Temps warm to the upper 80's and may hit the 90°F in our deepest valleys. Scattered showers continue overnight into Tuesday, lows in the mid - upper 60's once again.
Tuesday into Thursday looks to be a wet stretch of days as scattered to widespread showers develop each day, with enough cloud cover overhead to cool temps down to the low 70's - mid 80's depending upon elevation. As of Friday, the WPC outlook is calling for 1 - 2" of rain Monday evening into Wednesday evening. We'll stop here and circle back on Sunday with a better look at the middle of next week.