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

6/10: Maybe a shower but probably not. Humidity has power, but temps are not that hot.


Today: Plenty of clouds and humid, isolated showers and thunderstorms possible. Highs: 82-86

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, humid, showers and thunderstorms possible. Lows: 67-73

Tomorrow: Clouds gradually decrease, minor shower risk. Highs: 85-89

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The good news is we are halfway through August... and the bad news is we are only halfway through August. Significant humidity is unrelenting for the next five days, but heat waits until the weekend to really kick in. Showers are widely scattered later today into early tomorrow and then minimal until late in the weekend.

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Today (Thursday): Thanks to plenty of clouds, temperatures are slow to climb, with highs holding mainly in the mid-80s. High humidity (Dew points in the lower 70s) makes it feel worse. A few light showers may pop up in the afternoon, but most areas stay dry. Breezes are light from the northeast. Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: Showers and a possible thunderstorm are a little more likely as the evening progresses but unlikely to hit more than half the area. Glimpses of the full moon will be hard to come by. Breezes are nearly calm and humidity remains high. Lows hold in the upper 60s to lower 70s. Confidence: Medium-High

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Tomorrow (Friday): There are still a few showers possible through the day but coverage remains scant. More breaks in the clouds are likely to push highs to the mid- to upper 80s, and dew points in the lower 70s keep the humidity uncomfortable. Winds are nearly calm. Confidence: Medium

Tomorrow night: An isolated shower is still possible in the evening. Humidity remains on the high side with calm winds. Overnight lows are upper 60s to lower 70s. Confidence: Medium-High


Saturday is sunnier and hotter with highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s and relatively high humidity. Overnight lows are upper 60s to lower 70s, but mid-70s are likely downtown. Confidence: Medium

Sunshine is plentiful to start Sunday, but there is the risk that some scattered thunderstorms in the Midwest could reach the area by late day or more likely overnight. Highs are mainly lower 90s, and lows are upper 60s to lower 70s. Confidence: Low-Medium

Monday could still harbor a few showers in the area but, again, coverage is likely to remain spotty. Highs should be in the upper 80s to lower 90s. Confidence: Low-Medium