THE BOTTOM LINE OUTLOOK NOW-JULY 20

We will go from oppressive heat wave to storms to cooler & less humid to hot & humid to storms, back to cooler & less humid (with may stick around for a while beyond July 13).

Posted: Jul. 4, 2018 6:48 PM
Updated: Jul. 4, 2018 6:49 PM

THIS EVENING-FRIDAY:
An isolated shower/storm this evening, otherwise it looks dry, hot & very humid with only near 74 for lows tonight.  Skies look partly cloudy with lots of haze.

It appears that two waves of rain/storms will pass tomorrow.  Exact timing continues to be a bit blurry, but the overall latest consensus is that one wave will pass in the morning to perhaps midday period, then the sun reappears, followed by another round by evening.  Either one may organize into a line with time with a couple/few isolated severe gusts. 

Intense rainfall rates may lead to localized flash flooding.  Although rainfall amounts will vary, some locations may get a total of +3" of rainfall by tomorrow night. 

After a high near 90 & heat index near 100, Friday will feature highs only at 81-86 with decreasing humidity through the day after a humid, muggy start.  Any rainfall left over in the morning will exit, followed by partly cloudy skies.

THE WEEKEND TO MONDAY:
The weekend looks great with highs 78-84 Saturday & 82-86 Sunday & lower humidity.  Mostly clear to clear skies & patchy fog will occur in the morning with lows at 55-59.  Afternoon will be mostly sunny.

The dry weather looks to carry into Monday with mostly sunny skies & warmer highs at 83-88, but it will begin to turn a bit humid.

TUESDAY-NEXT FRIDAY:
Humid weather will dominate Tuesday-Friday of next week with highs warming to 87-91 & heat indices 95-99.  Friday may end up the hottest day with some areas getting to 92 or 93 with heat indices topping 100.  A few storms are possible at times Tuesday-Wednesday, but it appears there may be two rounds of organized line or large clusters of storms Thursday &/or Friday.

A branch of higher winds at mid & upper levels of the troposphere will slide through ahead of a surface cold front.  Given the hot, humid, unstable environment with the stronger wind fields, the potential is there for some severe weather risk in the form of scattered severe gusts.  We will monitor.

JULY 14-20:
Following Friday, July 13, cooler, less humid air should settle in with highs 70s & 80s with lows 50s & 60s to July 20.  Rainfall looks below normal during this time.

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A few flurries & snow showers are possible tonight-tomorrow morning.
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