The heat was hot but the humidity (dew points into the upper 70s!) was oppressive. The combination produced heat indices exceeding 105 in many locations. The juicy air has helped fuel a few isolated storms, but the sprawling heat dome has crushed most of them. Tomorrow, it’s a similar set up.
Through Tonight: There’s a 20 percent chance of isolated storms which could produce downpours and brief bursts of wind. Most of us, though, are partly cloudy and very muggy. Overnight lows range from the mid-70s to near 80 once again downtown. The air is extremely still so, unless you get a storm, don’t count on a cooling breeze.
Tomorrow (Friday): Hate to say it, but we’re looking at another day much like today. It’s hazy, hot and humid with highs again in the mid-to-upper 90s. And, yes, with the humidity (dew points in the low-to-mid 70s), heat indices likely meet and possibly cross the 105 threshold. Thunderstorm chances tick up slightly compared to today, with a 30 percent chance across the region. Winds from the south are around 5-10 mph.
Pollen: Grass counts are MODERATE, and mold spores are MODERATE-HIGH. Tree and weed counts are LOW.