Wednesday, July 25, 2012

July 26th, 2012 Forecast

Our reprieve from heat ends tomorrow as a warm front crosses the region late tonight and early tomorrow. Hot winds from the southwest will blow in, boosting the temperatures back into the 90's as atmospheric moisture levels also increase out in front of a cool front that will approach from the northwest. With the advance of warmth and humidity back into the region, a chance of thunderstorms is also in the forecast for late tonight and early tomorrow for the region. The best chances of thunderstorms is to our north and northwest overnight tonight.

Thursday features a nasty combination of increasing heat and dew point as the warm front pushes north. Any early thunderstorm activity will push out of the region, with sunshine and high temperatures in the lower and middle 90's to follow. It will feel closer to 100 by day's end. Thunderstorms will fire out to our west and northwest in the afternoon, some of which become severe. There's some uncertainty about how far east and southeast those storms get tomorrow evening but a few of them should get into our region. We'll update that more as we get into tomorrow.

The heat continues into Friday and Saturday before subsiding in the wake of a third frontal boundary passage late in the day Saturday.  It won't be as warm for the early portions of next week.