StormTeam 8 Forecast: High 86° / Low 67°... Scattered showers & t-storms this morning. Warm & humid with some dry time this afternoon. A second round of storms possible this evening into tonight.
Updated Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 7:40 AM...
A warm front will lift east/northeast across the region today, causing another warm and humid day. Have the umbrella handy though as I'm expecting the chance for two rounds of showers & t-storms.
The first round of showers and t-storms will slide east across the region this morning. I'm not expecting severe weather with this first round, but the storms could produce some locally heavy rain (could cause some urban & street flooding), gusty winds of 20-40 mph and perhaps some small hail. Of course, lightning is always a threat in t-storms as well.
The first round of storms should slide to our east by about Noon, then expect some dry time this afternoon. In fact, we could see some sunshine this afternoon... helping to warm high temps into the mid 80s. It will remain humid as well.
This evening, a cool front will bump into our warm and humid air and bring the chance for a second round of storms this evening and into part of the overnight hours.
If the atmosphere can recover from the morning rain & clouds and become unstable... then some of the storms this evening could be strong to severe. In fact, the Storm Prediction Center has most of our viewing area in a SLIGHT RISK of severe weather. The local timing would be from about 6pm to midnight. The main threats would be strong winds, large hail and locally heavy rainfall.
Wednesday will be dry and less humid with highs in the low 80s. It will be breezy as well with west winds 10-20 mph and gusts to 25 mph possible.
Looking Ahead... There's still a very small chance for a few t-showers overnight Thursday night, otherwise Thursday and Friday will be dry with seasonably warm highs in the mid 80s.
Most of Saturday now looks dry as well, but a chance of showers and t-storms arrives for Saturday night and into Sunday. A slight chance of showers and t-storms will linger into Monday as well, especially during the morning hours.
It looks like temps may cool a but heading into next week with highs closer to 80º on Monday and Tuesday.
Have a great Tuesday! -Bill Graul