Another day dominated by clouds and marine influenced air. In much of the year, a bit of a downer. In July, fairly welcome! We head warmer and muggier tomorrow, with only a slight passing risk for raindrops.
Through Tonight: As isolated shower or storm remains possible into early evening, though that’s mainly a risk south of town. After that, we should be partly cloudy through the night as the gray of today tends to break a bit. Lows reach the upper 60s and lower 70s. Winds are light.
Tomorrow (Tuesday): It’s a partly sunny and summery day. Makes sense given it’s summer, right? These days you never know. Highs mainly reach the mid-and-upper 80s. Humidity makes it back to the oppressive range (as if today was a walk in the park!), with dew points near or above 70 throughout. We can’t rule out an isolated storm in the afternoon, but nothing significant appears on tap. Winds blow from the south around 5-10 mph.
Pollen update: Tree and weed pollen is low. Grass pollen is moderate, as is mold.
Moderate Risk: The northern Plains and Upper Midwest are under the gun for severe weather this evening as a powerful belt of jet stream winds pushes across the area, in combination with extreme instability at the surface. The main concern is over parts of North Dakota, and Minnesota, where the Storm Prediction Center has placed a “Moderate Risk” and is highlighting the potential for a widespread wind event/derecho.
Storms are still getting going across North Dakota, where a tornado watch is up through the evening. The pool of fuel (CAPE) to their east is large, and it highlights the potential for a big swath of wind later.