After a very warm and humid start to the day the remnants of a weakening convective cluster of storms is moving through the region late this morning. Temperatures and dew points started in the upper 60s and low to mid 70s this morning and will heat up very quickly in the wake of this first round of storms. Air temps will be pushing close to 90° by lunch time and will remain in the 90s through much of the afternoon which will help energize the storms firing up as a cold front approaches from the west. It doesn’t look like the morning round of showers will do much to sap the energy of the storms that will come through later in the afternoon and into the evening. Strong to severe storms are forecast for the afternoon and evening hours with the potential for damaging winds being the biggest threat but supercell thunderstorms and isolated tornadoes are a threat right into the evening as well along with, maybe, localized flash flooding due to the potential for torrential rain. You’ll need to remain very weather aware throughout the day and evening as the storms continue to roll through as the cold front continues to approach. The front will move through overnight with some more lingering showers. More waves of low pressure will ride along the front lingering to our south so expect more scattered showers and thunderstorms over Wednesday and Thursday.
Friday and the weekend are looking pretty good with high pressure building in but still a chance for a spotty afternoon shower trying to pop up.
It’s still that time of year that I need to remind folks to please, NEVER leave your kids or pets in the car. The interior of your car will heat up extremely quickly and reach dangerous, if not deadly, levels in a very short period of time. If you want to take the dog for a car ride than make it a dedicated ride for them, don’t stop for groceries or to pick something up. It only takes a few minutes for the temperature in your vehicle to reach those dangerous levels. If you have a small child be sure you double check the back seat when you get out.
Meteorologist Jason Caterina
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