Today’s Daily Digit

A somewhat subjective rating of the days weather, on a scale of 1 to 10.

It’s still hot and humid, but it is June so we can’t complain too much. Watch out for afternoon t’storms! (60% chance)

Express Forecast

Today: Partly to mostly cloudy, humid. 60% of p.m. t’storms. Mid-80s to near 90.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. 50% chance of showers/storms. Mid-60s to  near 70.

Tomorrow: 40% chance of early showers/storms. Near 80 to low 80s.


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Well, it’s June now, so heat and humidity are kind of expected.  Add in the chance for afternoon thunderstorms, some of which could be strong to severe, and it’s a fairly typical summer day around these parts. Shower and storm chances continue into tomorrow but then change is in the air. A drier and cooler air mass settles in for midweek leading to at least a couple of spectacular days.

Today (Sunday): It’s another warn and humid day out there with winds from the south-southwest at 5-15 mph, but this time an approaching cold front brings the potential for afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Some sun should make it through early as morning temperatures rise toward and into the 80s. Increasing clouds, especially by afternoon, may keep the heat in check just a bit as highs reach the mid-80s to near 90. Afternoon shower and storm chances are around 60%, and some storms could be severe with damaging winds and/or small hail. Confidence: Medium

Tonight: Shower and storm chances persist around 50% through the night, though the severe threat should decrease. Skies are mostly cloudy as light winds from the southwest continue to lock in the humidity. Overnight lows are mild, in the mid-60s to near 70. Confidence: Medium

Will we get a break from the heat and stickiness? Keep reading for the forecast through midweek…

Tomorrow (Monday): Showers and thunderstorms remain possible through around midday (40% chance) as the cold front is slow to move through the area.  By early-to-mid afternoon though, any rain should be on its way out with drier air working in thanks to a breeze from the west-northwest. With partial afternoon clearing, highs top out near 80 to the low 80s. Confidence: Medium

Tomorrow night: You’ll really begin to notice the change in the air tomorrow night. Winds from the north-northwest continue to usher in the drier air, allowing lows to drop to the mid-50s to low 60s under partly cloudy skies. Confidence: Medium-high


Tuesday and Wednesday shape up as a pair of days that are downright, well, nice. High pressure builds in from the northwest keeping skies on the sunny side and the air mass generally dry.  If you think it’s too cool for your liking, just remember these days during the dog days later this summer. Daytime highs max out in the upper 70s to low 80s with a refreshing breeze from the northwest, while Tuesday night lows are cool and comfy in the 50s. Confidence: Medium-High