Tuesday was nothing short of a near perfect day as bright sunshine and low humidity prevailed. Afternoon temperatures managed to reach or exceed 80 degrees for many of you and it was an all around great day to be outdoors. This was followed by another comfortable night for sleeping as temperatures fell into the upper 50s to low 60s by sunrise. Much can be said for Wednesday’s weather as we close the book on the month of July. It will certainly end with a couple days of spectacular weather.
The high pressure system that is supplying the area with fair skies and low humidity will begin to shift offshore today. This will turn winds southwest nudging afternoon temperatures a few degrees higher from those of Tuesday. Cooler temperatures prevail along the coast as winds become onshore there in the afternoon. Tonight, clouds begin to filter in and these will be the forerunners of our next weather maker for Thursday night and Friday.
Thursday will start out with partly sunny skies but by late in the day there is a chance of a few showers breaking out through the far interior as a cold front approaches from our west. Southerly winds ahead of the front will drive more humid air into the region. As the front closes in on our area the showers become more numerous overnight with a few embedded thunderstorms and some locally heavy rain possible. Most of the precipitation activity is expected overnight into early Friday morning, before the front slides eastward. During Friday the skies may improve with some developing periods of sunshine in the afternoon, however a spot shower or storm is still possible later in the afternoon and evening.
The start of the weekend should be generally partly cloudy with the chance of an afternoon shower.
Through this period the temperatures will run slightly lower than average, especially near the coast. Wednesday will likely be the warmest day of this four day period with seasonally warm temperatures. There is no heat wave in the immediate future as we begin the final full month of summer.
Four Day Outlook:
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, low humidity and pleasant. Highs in the low to mid 80s, except upper 70s on the coast. Winds turning southwest under 10 mph, except southeast to east along the coast.
Wednesday night: Fair skies. Becoming partly cloudy toward morning. Lows in the upper 50s to low 60s. Light south winds.
Thursday: Partly sunny early, becoming mostly cloudy in the afternoon. Chance of a late day shower through the far interior. Becoming humid, highs in the upper 70s to low 80s.
Thursday night: Showers, with a chance of thunderstorms. A few locally heavy downpours possible. Muggy, lows in the mid to upper 60s.
Friday: Morning showers, becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon. Chance of a late day shower or storm. Highs in the upper 70s to low 80s.
Friday night and Saturday: Generally partly cloudy skies. Slight chance of an afternoon shower. Lows in the upper 50s to low 60s. Highs on Saturday in the upper 70s to low 80s.