Wednesday, August 13 Forecast Discussion

Temperatures for the most part of our Wednesday have sat in the middle 80s, and with dew points in the 50s, it has felt much more like late September as opposed to the middle of October. We get one more day of relief as highs will climb to near 90 for our Thursday after a chilly start in the upper 50s.

High pressure will slide a bit more to our east tomorrow, so while we will keep the clear skies and northerly winds throughout the day, its movement eastward will start to signal the return of moisture and heat to the region. An upper level low to our west will start to move over head starting on Friday, increasing temperatures and shifting our winds to the south, bringing in more humidity as well.

Even as temperatures and humidity build for the first part of the weekend, we will remain dry. It will not be until Sunday that enough moisture has returned to allow some pop-up to isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. This pattern will hold through at least the middle of next week, setting the stage for a typical August pattern: hot and humid with afternoon storms.

Highs will return to the 90s by Friday and reach the middle 90s by Saturday, where they will remain through the middle of next week. Lows return to the low 70s starting Sunday.

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