After another 90° day, showers and storms to end the week
15th 90° DAY OF 2016
We reached the 90 degree mark again Thursday, the 15th of the year and most in a summer since 2012. To date meteorological summer is running over 2 degrees warmer that last summer with 67% of the the days averaging above normal.
The humidity has backed off some since the weekend but it is still high enough this evening to produce a hazy sky and a touch sticky.
RAIN CHANCES RISE
Clouds have begun to increase again this evening and showers and storms are not far behind. We are forecasting the night to start quiet but after midnight, showers and a few t-storms are likely to develop.
Locally heavy downpours are possible to open the day – I’m posting the latest HRRR model forecast radar for 6 am Thursday. A few thundery downpours are possible early tomorrow.
We will have dry time and there will be gaps between showers and storms Thursday. Showers will be scattered again Friday and possibly Saturday before the humidity eases more noticeably this weekend. We are expecting many rain-free hours again Friday and spotty showers for Saturday.
HEAT BACKING OFF BUT WILL RETURN
With added clouds we are expecting the keep the high temperature below the 90 degree mark Thursday and through early next week. Heat is building again just after the open to August, 90° high temps are possible again starting next Tuesday.