Forecast: Still Humid And Storms, Downpours Possible This Afternoon

Skies cleared for a short time Monday evening and allowed many of us to see some sun, which we haven't seen much of lately. Unfortunately, skies will be dominated by clouds again. There will be some breaks here and there, but today will not feature a bright blue sky.

There could be some showers before the afternoon today, but the best chance of storms will be in the afternoon and evening. Some of the storms could be strong and even reach severe levels in a few spots, but this isn’t likely.

With so much moisture in the air, tropical downpours are possible if you do see one of these storms. Humidity continues high today, and although temperatures won’t reach very warm levels, it will once again feel quite uncomfortable. Of course, this humidity can’t and won’t last forever.

In fact, its end is in sight. As the cold front bringing the showers and storms later today crosses the region it will usher in drier and more comfortable air right to the coastline. It will take all night for this to happen, so I wouldn’t open the windows tonight, but you should be able to on Wednesday and into the weekend.

There is more heat and even some humidity back in the forecast for late this weekend and early next week. I am seeing signs of 90-degree air making a return in about six or seven days, along with more humidity. As we reach September, summer won’t be leaving us any time soon.

Today: Warm and humid along with lots of clouds and a shower or two in the morning. A larger line of storms moving west to east in the afternoon and evening could be strong. Highs in the lower 80s.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with highs 81-84.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 82.

Saturday: Mostly sunny and warm. Highs in the mid 80s.

You can follow David’s weather updates on Twitter at @growingwisdom.

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