Thursday, August 29, 2013

August 30th, 2013 Forecast

After a mostly cloudy day with some hazy sunshine breaking out, we'll continue the trend into the overnight.  Temperatures tonight will be slightly cooler, generally in the mid-60's over the region, but still humid.  Winds will be light out of the east, but will become calm in the early morning hours.  Tomorrow, skies will gradually clear, with partly sunny skies by the afternoon.  Highs will be in the mid-80's in and around the city and to the south and east.  Temperatures will top out in the lower to mid-80's to the north and west as well.  Winds will pick up during the morning hours to come from the southwest at 5 to 10 mph.  It won't feel as humid as in the past few days either.

The start of the holiday weekend and the Made in America festival in the city looks warmer and more humid.  In fact, humidity will be building through the weekend.  Saturday looks partly sunny with a chance of a few showers and storms.  If you're headed out to the concert grounds, I'd bring a poncho or umbrella, just in case. More humidity for Sunday under hazy sunshine and still a chance of a spotty shower or thunderstorm.  Temperatures for both Saturday and Sunday are in the mid-80's for highs and lower 70's for lows.

By Labor Day, we're looking at mostly cloudy skies and the culmination of the humid weekend with the passage of a frontal system.  Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible and some of those storms could be strong, with gusty winds and heavy rains.  High temperatures top out in the mid-80's.  By nightfall, however, humidity will be noticeably lower.  Behind the front, Tuesday looks fantastic.  Lower temperatures and humidity under clearing skies.  Highs on Tuesday will barely get into the lower 80's with lows in the lower 60's.  Wednesday and Thursday look like very pleasant days as well, with temperatures near-normal, around the 80-degree mark, under partly to mostly sunny skies.