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TODAY’S DAILY DIGIT
A somewhat subjective rating of the day’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10.
6/10: Typical summer Sunday with some heat, humidity and the chance of a few late-day storms.
Today: Partly sunny, a few storms possible after noon. Highs: near 90.
Tonight: Early-evening t’storm? Lows: upper 60s to low 70s.
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny, less humid. Highs: mid-80s.
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FORECAST IN DETAIL
The gloom from yesterday is gone, but we’re not completely out of the woods for a late-day thunderstorm or two as a cold front pushes through. Once the front passes, we’re in for a couple of sunny days with lower humidity. Just a couple, though, as mugginess makes a midweek comeback along with the chance of showers and storms.
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Today (Sunday): More sun today gets the mercury rising, with temperatures on their way toward afternoon highs near 90, and the humidity remaining rather high. We’ve still got a fair amount of clouds in the mix as a cold front approaches, and we’ll rehash the possibility of a few strong thunderstorms during the midafternoon into early evening (mainly between 3 and 8 p.m.). Winds are light from the west-southwest around 5 to 10 mph. Confidence: Medium-High
Tonight: Any storms should exit to the east with the cold front early in the evening. The slightly cooler and somewhat drier air lags behind a bit, so we’re still relatively warm and muggy overnight, despite a light wind from the northwest. Lows drop to the upper 60s and low 70s under partly cloudy skies. Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow (Monday): High pressure slowly nosing its way in from Canada brings increasing sunshine, decreasing humidity and finally a day to enjoy without the threat of rain. Mostly sunny skies prevail as highs reach the mid-80s, and winds are steady out of the north-northwest around 10 mph. Confidence: High
Tomorrow night: Dare I say, it may be a “windows open” kind of night, at least across the suburbs. Humidity continues to drop, and with mostly clear skies, we should see a rather comfortable overnight as lows settle in the low to mid-60s with just enough of a breeze to keep the air moving. Confidence: Medium-High
A LOOK AHEAD
Tuesday is another winner weather-wise. With high pressure centered overhead, skies continue mostly sunny and humidity levels sink even lower as temperatures max out in the low to mid-80s. High pressure slips offshore Tuesday night, sending more of a southerly flow our way as the humidity creeps higher. It’s still a relatively comfortable night, with partly cloudy skies and overnight lows in the 60s. Confidence: Medium-High
Our next system begins to approach on Wednesday, ending our brief run of less humid and rain-free weather. It was fun while it lasted. Warmth and humidity are back as partly sunny skies push highs to the mid- to upper 80s. Shower and storm chances could return by afternoon or evening. Confidence: Low-Medium