Saturday July 5, Forecast Discussion

By: Will Harkin Email
By: Will Harkin Email

This has been a beautiful Fourth of July weekend with ample sunshine, low humidity, a light, northerly breeze, and low humidity. The record low for Key Field tonight is 60 set in 1970 and we could tie or break that tonight with a forecast low of 60. We tied the record this morning at 59 degrees, the record was set in 1924.
The sunshine and lower humidity will last into Sunday as highs return to 90 Saturday and low 90s for Sunday. Clouds will start to slowly return Monday as Tuesday as we head into the middle 90s with rain chances starting back on Tuesday.
The surface area of high pressure that is controlling our beautiful weekend will be well to our east by the time we start next week. The upper level ridge will start to break down over top of us on Tuesday, allowing showers and storms to develop. The ridge breakdown coupled with an approaching upper level trough will allow a boundary to head in our direction. This will be the focus of showers and storms to our north for the middle and latter portions of next week. As of now, it does not look like the boundary will actually make it this far south, but the close proximity will allow showers and storms to develop and move in our direction, causing more storms to fire. Storms look to remain isolated to scattered in nature for the end of next week.

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