PM Update: Afternoon storminess wanes, but humidity remains


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You don’t need me to tell you it’s muggy out there, but it’s muggy out there! The line of scattered storms, some severe, has not done much to dislodge the humidity either — in some places that rain has enhanced the low-level moisture. High dew points and high temperatures continue to be the main story through Tuesday.

Through Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms are headed away, though eastern/southeastern sections of the area, and out toward the bay, may be dealing with them for another hour or so. We should see clearing before sunset as well, with partly cloudy skies overnight. We can’t totally rule out another isolated shower or storm later, but odds are low (10-20%). Dew points within a few degrees of 70 help keep lows up, with overnight cool temps only reaching the near 70 to low-and-mid 70s range. Thanks to relatively light winds, some patchy late night fog is possible, especially where it rained harder today.

Tomorrow (Tuesday): Any spots of fog should burn off pretty quick as the strong late-June sun rises. Temperatures go up pretty fast as well. Under partly to mostly sunny afternoon skies, look for highs making it into the low-and-mid 90s most spots. With humidity still at gross levels, heat indices may approach 100 at times. Winds from the southwest blow around 5-10 mph. There might be an isolated storm or two around given the heat and the humidity.

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Pollen update: Grass, trees, and weed counts are LOW; mold is LOW-MODERATE.

June rain in California? Talk of a rare June atmospheric river impacting the West Coast early this week was abundant over recent days. However, updated forecasts for northern California are lowering the potential of a major rain event outside elevated areas that cash in on orographic lift, but any rain in June is fairly rare in much of California, where showers and sprinkles broke daily records yesterday.

Ian Livingston is a forecaster/photographer and information lead for the Capital Weather Gang. By day, Ian is a defense and national security researcher at a D.C. think tank.
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