A Few Strong Storms Possible this Evening
More Heat, Humidity and Scattered Storms Tomorrow
Published Monday, July 6th, 2020 at 6:54 PM…
Good evening… it was another hot and humid day across the region. We are watching a week disturbance and cool front crossing northern Minnesota. These features will produce a chance of scattered t-storms this evening into tonight.
As we head into tonight, look for scattered t-storms, especially this evening along and north of I-90. While conditions are not a perfect set up for severe weather, we will need to watch the storms, especially this evening. There is a chance a few of them could become strong or severe. The main threats would be damaging wind gusts, heavy downpours and possibly hail. In between the storms, look for a mild and muggy evening. The threat for storms looks to diminish after sunset. While most of the rest of the night looks dry, I cannot totally rule out a few hit and miss showers and t-storms late. The main threat with those would be heavy downpours. We’ll see muggy lows ranging from the middle 60s to lower 70s. And, with nearly calm winds, don’t expect much in the way of any breeze overnight.
That cool front will move into the area tomorrow and washout. However, the boundary could still produce a few scattered showers and t-storms. The good news is the risk for severe weather looks rather low. However, any storm that forms could produce very heavy downpours. Look for another warm and muggy day, with highs in the middle and 80s to near 90.
Looking ahead… expect much of the week to remain warm and humid. Daily highs in the middle 80s to lower 90s can be expected, with lows at night in the middle 60s to lower 70s.
Occasional disturbances rolling through the area will keep a chance of showers and t-storms in the forecast just about every day. Thursday looks to be the day when rain chances will be highest.
There are hints that at the end of the week temperatures may cool a bit, as highs slip back into the middle 80s. Dew points look to drop back into the lower to middle 60s, as well. While, not a great cool down, we’ll take anything we can get.
These more seasonable temps look to hang on into the weekend. Right now, much of next weekend looks dry, with highs mainly in the middle 80s. We’ll keep a small chance of t-storms going over the weekend. But, again, most of us will remain dry. -WKBT Cory Malles