Forecast: Shower chances persist as we build toward holiday weekend heat

EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Partly to mostly cloudy. 70% chance of shower/storms. Mid-70s to near 80. | Tonight: Decreasing shower/storm chances. 60s. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny. 40-50% chance of p.m. showers/storms. Near 80 to low 80s. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail


FORECAST IN DETAIL


Today (Wednesday): We’re under the influence of low pressure both near the surface and higher up in the atmosphere. That means patchy early-morning fog, partly to mostly cloudy skies, and a good chance (70%) of showers and possibly thunderstorms, especially late morning through afternoon. Highs should at least reach the mid-70s with noticeable humidity, and could get to near 80 if showers hold off long enough. Confidence: Medium-High








What is the Storm Threat Level?

Tonight: Shower and storm chances decrease this evening and we’re left with a partly to mostly cloudy overnight, maybe some patchy fog too, and lows in the 60s. Confidence: Medium

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Tomorrow (Thursday): A moist, warm flow from the south/southeast keeps the same general theme going with a 40-50% chance of mainly afternoon/evening showers and thunderstorms. Might see a bit more sun than today, so let’s call it partly sunny with highs again near 80 or in the low 80s and still moderately humid. Confidence: Medium

Tomorrow night: Shower/storm chances diminish but still linger into the evening before pretty much dwindling altogether for the overnight. Otherwise, it’s a rinse-and-repeat kind of forecast (i.e., pretty much the same as tonight) with partly to mostly cloudy skies and lows in the 60s. Confidence: Medium

A LOOK AHEAD

Friday through Memorial Day feature what, as of now, looks to be a markedly different pattern with high pressure replacing low pressure in the upper levels of the atmosphere. That probably translates to partly to mostly sunny skies, hot highs likely in the upper 80s to low 90s, and lows in the mid-60s to low 70s. Humidity remains in the moderate range, potentially pushing afternoon heat indices into the low-to-mid 90s. We may also still have at least a small chance of showers and thunderstorms. Confidence: Medium

Dan Stillman is a meteorologist and editor for the Capital Weather Gang. He earned an M.S. in Meteorology from Texas A&M University, and a B.S. in Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences from the University of Michigan.

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