StormTeam 8 Forecast: High 87° / Low 68°... Chance of showers and storms this evening, widespread storms move in later tonight. Storms likely for the first part of Labor Day.
Updated Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 6:35 PM...
Thanks to sunshine and southerly winds, it was a warm & humid final day of August. Highs today reached the low to mid 80s with dew points in the 60s and 70s.
Clouds are starting to increase across the region this evening ahead of a cold front... and storms will move in tonight. There is a chance of a few storms this evening, but the more widespread rain will move in after about 10pm and will last into the overnight. Some of these storms could be strong to severe. Mainly the western half of the News 8 Viewing Area is under a SLIGHT RISK of severe storms from late this evening and into the overnight. The main threats will be large hail, damaging winds & heavy rain. Stay tuned!
Storms will continue into the first half of Labor Day. The good news is that the cold front looks to push east of our region by about lunchtime, so there should be plenty of dry time by afternoon. Highs tomorrow will be near 80.
Looking Ahead... The first day of school on Tuesday is looking spectacular! We'll see plenty of sunshine and highs in the upper 70s.
Summer temperatures return Wednesday and Thursday. Highs will warm into the mid to upper 80s as our next storm system approaches. Rain chances will increase Wednesday night and Thursday.
A cold front will move through the area Thursday night and cool temperatures back into the 70s by Friday. There's still a small chance of rain Friday.
The upcoming weekend is looking dry and cooler with highs in the mid 70s.
Have a good night and stay tuned for storm updates. -Michelle Poedel