TODAY’S DAILY DIGIT
A somewhat subjective rating of the day’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10.

8/10: Sandwiched between two stormy days, sunshine and low humidity combine to deliver a winner.

EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Mostly sunny, but less humid. Highs: 85-90
Tonight: Showers and a few storms possible. Lows: 66-71
Tomorrow: Variably cloudy. Strong to severe storms? Highs: 82-87

FORECAST IN DETAIL

After the widespread storminess and humidity of yesterday, conditions turn tranquil today, and we don’t swelter as much. However, skies quickly become more turbulent overnight with more showers and a few storms moving in. A cold front then crosses the area Thursday afternoon and evening, likely bringing with it additional strong — possibly severe — storms. Our payoff arrives on Friday and continues through the weekend.

Today (Wednesday): There’s much to like about today compared to recent days. For starters, no rain. Mostly sunny is an apt descriptor. Second, it’s considerably less humid with dew points in the 50s, feeling more like this past weekend. Finally, there’s a westerly breeze at 10 to 15 mph, promoting a temporarily refreshing touch to the air in which temperatures will peak in the mid-80s to near 90. Confidence: High

Tonight: Clouds start to press in early this evening and fill most of the sky by late night. Showers should approach from the north and west after midnight and, by dawn, these showers are scattered-to-widespread across the area. Some of us may also contend with a pre-dawn storm, though the coverage and strength of any such storms are in question. Follow us throughout the day for the latest updates! Lows are in the mid-60s to low 70s and winds are southerly at 5 to 10 mph. Confidence: Medium

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Tomorrow (Thursday): You’ll want to stay alert and “weather aware” in the morning, and especially in the afternoon and evening. Showers — and a few embedded storms — are fairly widespread early morning. We may see peeks of sun toward lunch and during the early-to-mid afternoon. The period between about 3 and 8 p.m. is when we’ll have another, potentially more significant round of storms to think about. The main severe weather threats should be damaging winds and hail, although we can’t rule out a tornado or two. Highs hit the mid-80s and the humidity cranks back up with dew points reaching a very uncomfortable level near 70 degrees. Winds are out of the southwest at 10 to 15 mph. Confidence: Medium

Tomorrow night: The shower/storm risk continues into late evening, though much of the stronger activity pushes to our south by that time. We retain a chance for showers after midnight under mostly cloudy skies. Lows are slightly cooler in the low-to-mid 60s while winds are from the north at 5 to 10 mph. Confidence: Medium


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A LOOK AHEAD

High pressure begins to take control of our weather on Friday, but some remnant moisture is still hanging about too. It’s cloudy early and transitioning clearer with time, hopefully. Temperatures in the low-to-mid-80s will be below average for late June and, along with decreasing and more comfortable humidity levels, it will be pretty delightful. Confidence: Medium

We double down on delightful this weekend with two sun-splashed and comfortably warm days. Highs on Saturday aim for the mid-80s while Sunday looks a bit warmer, with highs in the mid-to-upper 80s. Humidity should be very tolerable as dew points settle in the upper 50s. Confidence: Medium