Nice Weather Is Coming!

May 22nd, 2014 at 8:57 am by under Weather

Like a Marquee on a movie theater I feel like advertising that “Nice Weather” Is Coming Soon!  Before we get to the nice weather though we have to get through today.  We are looking at a hot and humid day with some scattered showers and storms this afternoon.  We had some showers and storms yesterday, but most of them didn’t move through until the evening.  We are in the warm sector today.  A cold front looms to the west with a stationary/warm front off to our northeast.

Today's Forecast

Today’s Forecast

We’ll see partly to mostly cloudy skies and winds will be out of the west at 10-15mph.  High temperatures will rise to the upper 80s with a few 90s inland.  The humidity has really increased.  Dew points are in the 60s today.  (They were in the 40s just 2 days ago).  We’ll have some isolated/pop-up showers and storms at first this afternoon.  Then as we go into the evening we’ll see a little more coverage of the showers and storms. I forecast a 50% chance for rain.  Here is what Future Trak shows at 5pm:

Future Trak (5pm)

Future Trak (5pm)

It shows more of a 30-40% chance.  Now you can’t see it on the image, but on the loop some of those showers and storms move fast on the model.  So while the coverage may not be too high today, anyone that sees the storms could have some strong gusty winds over 45mph.  By tonight the cold front will have moved through.  Then we’ll dry things out and cool down.  Lows will be in the low/mid 60s.  Tomorrow we’ll start with a lot of sunshine, but we’ll cloud up through the day.  Some models show a couple of sprinkles tomorrow afternoon, but I’m not buying into that.  I’m optimistic for now.  Highs will be in the mid 70s.  Then we’ll see great weather from Saturday through Monday.  A stray shower may sneak into the forecast.  Some of the models hint at that, but nothing is showing any big systems affecting us.

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler

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