Monday, August 06, 2012

August 7th, 2012 Forecast

After a soggy and rather severe Sunday, skies have cleared and temperatures have dropped, making the start of this workweek at least somewhat bearable.  While a chance of rain is possible throughout much of the week, we can take solace in the fact that we are over the "summer" hump.  The midway point from the start of summer to the first day of fall was today, at 11:15am.

Almost a stark contrast to the previous night, tonight will be tranquil.  Skies will be mostly clear and winds nearly calm.  Low temperatures around 70 in the metro area, around 65 up to the north and west.  Tomorrow, much like Monday.  Temperatures in the upper 80's to near 90-degrees with winds light from the south.  Skies again mostly sunny.  The next 36 hours will be dry, however, temperatures will still be up there.

The trend of temperatures in the upper 80's will continue through midweek.  Wednesday, will feature partly sunny skies, with the chance of an isolated thundershower mixed in there.  Thursday, much of the same as Wednesday, except with an increased chance of precipitation.  Highs both days in the upper-80's to close to 90-degrees.  While we may crack 90-degrees, I don't think we'll be able to string together three 90-degree days and in turn, our 7th heat wave.  Friday, temperatures drop slightly, to the mid-80's, but with that comes the biggest chance of showers and thunderstorms in the 7-day forecast.  Skies will be mostly cloudy otherwise, but scattered precipitation will move throughout the region.

Next weekend is looking cooler, with temperatures in the lower to mid-80's.  There is a lingering chance of showers and thunderstorms Saturday, but it will not be a total washout.  Sunday looking very comfortable with sun and clouds with temperatures again in the mid-80's.  Both night also feature lows in the mid-60's, so a great opportunity to shut of the air conditioners and open the windows.  The start of next workweek be comfortable under partly cloudy skies.