Monday, August 20, 2012

August 21st, 2012 Forecast

As our new workweek starts, temperatures could get downright cool over the next 24 to 36 hours, before heating up nicely.  We will have a few chances of rain over the next few days, but skies clear out nicely for the upcoming weekend.  Hard to believe, but we are also approaching the end of meteorological summer, which ends on September 1st.

For tonight, skies will turn mostly cloudy with a chance of showers or thunderstorms, especially to the south and east.  Temperatures will be rather cool, only in the mid 60's around the city, down to the upper 50's to the north and west.  Winds tonight will be light from the northwest, becoming calm in the early morning hours.  Tuesday will also feature some showers and a clap of thunder or two.  Clouds will be on the increase throughout the day, with a chance of some precipitation towards evening.  High will be in the lower to mid-80's both around the city and to the south and east.  To the north and west, temperatures may only top out in the upper 70's.

Much like Tuesday, Wednesday will also feature clouds with a few peeks of sun.  Another chance of showers and thunderstorms are possible as well, mostly in the afternoon.  Low temperatures for both Tuesday and Wednesday will be in the middle 70's.  Thursday, skies finally start to clear out with lower humidity.  Temperatures in the mid-80's both Thursday and into Friday with lows in the upper 60's, so still comfortable enough to keep the windows open at night.  This weekend looks perfect to get out and enjoy the last weekend of "meteorological summer".

Saturday will be the warmest day of the weekend, with temperatures in the upper 80's to near 90-degrees.  Skies will be mostly sunny.  Lows Saturday into Sunday will be in the mid-60's.  Sunday is looking comfortable as well, with temperatures in the lower to mid-80's and lows in the upper 60's.  Next Monday also looks quite comfortable with temperatures near normal under partly cloudy skies, just in time for lots of back to school students.