Monday, August 13, 2012

August 14th, 2012 Forecast

After some rain earlier in the weekend, we've cleared out nicely both yesterday and today.  Temperatures have remained at or below normal, making these last two days very refreshing.  This week will feature temperatures at or just below the 90-degree mark, with another drop in temperatures towards the next weekend.  There will also waves of scattered showers and thunderstorms as well, with the next coming tomorrow, as a cold front pushes in.

For tonight, skies will remain partly clouds, however, fog will start forming in the overnight hours.  Temperatures will remain around 70-degrees in the metro, towards the mid-60's to the north and west.  Winds will be from the southwest at 5 to 10 mph.  Tuesday, skies will start partly cloudy, and increase in cloudiness throughout the morning and early afternoon.  Precipitation will start to move in, in the afternoon, and persist through the evening.  The Storm Prediction actually has most of the area under a slight risk for severe weather for Tuesday.  As with most of the severe weather experienced this year, the biggest threat is for high winds and larger hail.  Temperatures will climb into the mid to upper 80's to near 90-degrees further to the south.  Winds will be from the south, at 5 to 10 mph.

The showers and thunderstorms will persist into Wednesday with otherwise mostly cloudy skies.  Thursday seems like a nice day with lower temperatures and clearing skies to sunshine.  Both Wednesday and Thursday will feature temperatures in the mid-80's.  Friday, temperatures will rebound into the upper 80's to near 90-degrees, with a slight chance of an isolate shower or thunderstorm.  Saturday is the best chance of precipitation for the weekend, but still not a total washout.  Temperatures drop into the lower 80's with scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout the area.  Sunday, still a chance of showers and thunderstorms and with lower temperatures persisting.  The start of next work week looks like the temperatures will remain low under partly cloudy skies, but some models disagree on whether those showers last into Monday, so don't put the umbrella away.