TODAY’S DAILY DIGIT
A somewhat subjective rating of the day’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10.
8/10: Bonus score here for the lower humidity (relatively speaking) hitting on a weekend. Enjoy it while we can.
Today: Mostly sunny, only moderately humid. Highs: Upper 80s to near 90.
Tonight: Increasing humidity. Lows: Low to mid-70s.
Tomorrow: Partly sunny, very humid, spotty storm? Highs: Upper 80s to near 90.
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FORECAST IN DETAIL
We’ve got another relative winner today. It’s still warm and moderately humid (it is summer after all), but not so humid that going outside requires a shower the second you come back in. Just like that, though, the swampy stuff returns tomorrow and stays through the week, with mid-90s back in play by midweek.
Today (Sunday): A return to the summer swelter is on the way. But not before we squeeze in one more warm and only moderately humid day. Skies remain mostly sunny aside from the normal fair-weather cumulus, as highs head into the upper 80s to near 90. Winds are light from the north during the morning, then from the southwest during the afternoon. Confidence: High
Tonight: A light breeze from the south helps the humidity climb back up this evening and overnight. Just a slight chance of a shower or thundershower with lows in the low to mid-70s under partly cloudy skies. Confidence: Medium-high
Tomorrow (Monday): The work week starts with partly sunny skies and dew points back up to and past 70, which is never pleasant. Fortunately, temperatures aren’t super hot, with highs again the in the upper 80s to near 90. The high humidity could help produce a few spotty afternoon storms. If any storms manage to get going, they could contain some strong winds. Confidence: Medium
Tomorrow night: Other than the continued chance of a spotty evening storm, we’re looking at another swampy night with partly to mostly cloudy skies. Lows only get down to the mid- to upper 70s. Confidence: Medium
A LOOK AHEAD
Not much changes Tuesday with a fairly stagnant air mass overhead. The humid air stays in place as partly sunny skies help us reach the upper 80s to low 90s for highs. We’ll need to watch the chance for some isolated thunderstorms during the afternoon into evening, with Tuesday night lows down to the low to mid-70s. Confidence: Medium
The heat intensifies Wednesday with highs heading back into the low to mid-90s. And still with that high humidity, the heat index probably rises into the upper 90s. Higher pressure overhead should mean partly to mostly sunny skies and only a slight chance of an afternoon storm. Confidence: Medium