Friday, August 30, 2013

August 31st, 2013 Forecast

Cloudy skies throughout the day has kept temperatures down over much of the area but the humidity is up.  There are some isolated showers in the central part of the state which could drift over, but all in all a dry evening is on tap before a bulk of the moisture comes later this holiday weekend.

Tonight, skies will remain partly to mostly cloudy with, again, a chance of an isolated shower in the far western locales.  Lows around the 70-degree mark around the city, in the mid-60's to the north and west and in the upper 60's to the south and east.  Winds will be out of the southwest at 5 to 10 mph.  Tomorrow will start partly sunny and quickly heat up.  Some showers and storms are possible in the afternoon and evening hours tomorrow.  Highs will reach into the mid- to upper 80's over much of the region tomorrow.  Winds will be from the southwest at 5 to 15 mph, but could reach higher gusts in a few thunderstorms.

Much of the same weather Saturday will also be present Sunday, with mostly cloudy skies and scattered storms.  Highs Sunday will be in the mid-80's and lows will dip into the lower 70's.  Labor Day will still remain unsettled, with our best chance at seeing some thunderstorms.  Some of those storms could be strong to severe, as a cold front pushes through.  Even with a cold front nearby, highs on Monday will top out in the upper 80's, with some areas hitting 90-degrees.  There are some models who indicate that the cold front will not be through the area on Tuesday before we reach a high temperature.  However, this forecast does indicate that the cold front will pass through sometime on Tuesday, even with a few linger showers or rumbles of thunder.  By Wednesday though, everyone is in agreement that the front will pass leaving us will a brilliant end of the week, with mostly sunny skies, lower humidity and comfortable temperatures.  Highs through the end of the week will top out around 80-degrees with lows in the lower 60's.