Heat Humidity Back Today Thunderstorm Risk Late Today Weekend Outlook
We are forging ahead toward the weekend and we are in what will be the hottest day of the week. It will also be very humid today. Temperatures this afternoon will likely reach the lower 90s in many locations though it will be a shade cooler at the beaches. A fair amount of sunshine is forecast though we lkely to see some clouds come into the mix later today.
We do have a front heading east for later this afternoon into this evening and this will set off some thunderstorms. The risk area is more to the north today rather than south where the Storm Prediction Center has a slight risk of severe weather north of NYC and a marginal risk everywhere else.
Thunderstorms will likely be scattered around with isolated stronger storms in the marginal risk area and perhaps a bit more widespread and orgainized in the slight risk area. Once this first front passes we will see leftover clouds and warm conditions overnight with lows in the upper 60s to mid 70s.
There is a second front that will be moving through Friday but there will be more clouds around than sunshine. This will help to hold temperatures down. Also the humidity will inch lower overnight into Friday morning and then rise again Friday afternoon as the second front passes. High temperatures will be mostly in the 80s Friday afternoon.
There could be a shower or thunderstorm Friday afternoon and evening and again overnight as the front brielfy gets hung up for a few hours. Otherwise we should partially clear by morning. The weekend still looks to be very warm and a little less humid overall. Saturday we will see sunshine and highs in the 80s. Sunday will be partly sunny with highs again in the 80s. There will be another transition into warmer and more humid conditions early next week. Later next week we stand a high chance of seeing some very hot weather for a day or two and not much rain is forecast other than the occasional chance for a shower or thunderstorm.
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