StormTeam 8 Forecast: High 87° / Low 71°... Muggy tonight with a chance of t-storms toward daybreak. T-Storms likely early tomorrow, a break, then another round of storms tomorrow night. Continued warm and humid tomorrow.
Updated Monday, July 27, 2015 at 5:30 PM...
Another warm front sitting to our southwest will continue to pump warm and humid air into the region. The result... another warm and muggy night is in store for the area. Late tonight, a complex of t-storms is expected to develop across Iowa and Minnesota, then track eastward, arriving in the area tomorrow morning. I am not expecting widespread severe weather with these storms, however they could produce gusty winds and very heavy downpours. This could impact the morning commute. Look for overnight lows in the upper 60s to lower 70s.
After that first round of storms moves east by midday Tuesday, look for a break for the afternoon hours. Once again, we should see a very warm and humid day as highs top out in the middle and upper 80s. If we can get more sunshine during the afternoon, temperatures could be warmer.
By Tuesday night... a cool front will bump into our warm and humid air and bring the chance for another round of storms Tuesday night. If the atmosphere can recover from the morning rain & clouds and become unstable... then some of the storms 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 Tuesday evening into Tuesday night. The main threats would be strong winds, large hail and locally heavy rainfall. Once again, the strength and coverage of this second round of storms is highly dependent on what occurs Tuesday morning... so stay tuned for updates.
Looking Ahead... Temps on Wednesday will not be as warm and it will also be less humid... making for a really nice day. Look for highs in the lower 80s. we'll return to the middle 80s for the last half of the week, but humidity levels should be a bit more tolerable.
We'll pick a chance of rain just in time for the weekend and the start to August.
Have a great night and stay cool! -Cory Malles