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PM Update: Pockets of locally heavy showers possible through tomorrow

Pretty persistent clouds have kept most of us in the 70s today with only an isolated shower or two. Locally heavy showers are a risk into this evening, though how many and where they set up is hard to say. The one sure thing is that it remains rather humid for this time of year. The latest on the holiday weekend is still pointing to a very warm one with highs near 90 possible.

Through Tonight: We stay with a 50% chance of scattered showers and thundershowers into this evening. Given the slow movement of any showers, locally heavy rain is possible. Shower chances diminish, though don’t totally disappear, after about 8-9 p.m. Humidity levels remain notable with evening readings mainly in the 70s before lows gradually slip into the mid-to-upper 60s by daybreak. Might be some patchy late-night fog, too.

Tomorrow (Wednesday): Sunrise is still likely to be a muted affair with clouds holding strong and maybe some patchy fog. An upper-level area of low pressure moving up from the south raises late-morning-into-early-evening rain chances to 70-80%, and again locally heavy rain is possible with all the moisture in the air. Like today, partly to mostly cloudy skies try to hold highs to the mid-to-upper 70s, though 80 isn’t completely out of reach.

See our forecast through the holiday weekend. And if you haven’t already, join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter For related traffic news, check out Dr. Gridlock.

David Streit grew up on a farm/ranch in Nebraska. Witness to severe weather of all varieties focused his career path. Degrees from the universities of Nebraska and Wisconsin prepared him to be a forecaster for Capital Weather Gang as well as his day job as COO of Commodity Weather Group.


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