Good Friday morning, WABBLES! It has been a rather wet and humid week across the region with a tropical air mass overhead. The good news is that we have a change in tune when it comes to the weather. A much dryer weekend is ahead along with less humid conditions. Unfortunately, the isolated storm chances will continue for at least another day.
We have a few isolated showers and storms to start the morning and that will continue until about lunch time. After then, the bulk of the activity may stay off to our south and east. Here is how future radar sees it playing out today.
Storm chances will remain isolated through this afternoon. Rain chances will be in the 20-30% range with most activity staying out of WABBLES. Either way, it is going to be hot and muggy this afternoon. Forecast highs will be in the low-90s across the region and heat indices in the mid-upper 90s.
It is always important to practice heat safety, especially as we head into the dog days of summer. The oppressive humidity can make it that much more worse and dangerous. Here are some heat safety tips from our friends at the NWS.
The good news is that heading into the weekend we will see the heat back off across the region. A cold front is going to sweep through on Saturday giving way to less humid air! An isolated shower or storm cannot be ruled out Saturday afternoon, but chances remain low.
Drier air will start to filter in early next week. It is still going to feel quite muggy but the oppressive, tropical air mass will be shunned southward by Sunday. Here is a loop of our dewpoints through Wednesday.
Temperatures on Sunday will make their way into the upper-80s under partly sunny skies. Again, the weekend is looking mostly dry, but cannot rule out an isolated afternoon shower or storm.
Heading into the middle and late next week we will see temperatures take a turn for the better. Highs in the low-80s, maybe even upper-70s will make for much-needed relief from the summer heat. Here is a look at the CPC temperature outlook for days 6-10.
With this a much drier pattern is about to take over. Below average rainfall is expected in the long term as high pressure takes over and “cooler” air filters in to the region.
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