Humidity Spikes, Slightly Drier Weather by Friday
We're going to peak our muggy and steamy feel today before things begin to calm down a bit by the weekend. For now, we're waking up to temps in the mid to upper 70s, with a touch of fog/drizzle possible for some on the morning commute. A mix of clouds and sun will warm us into the low 90s, but heat index will likely soar into the triple digits for at least a couple hours this afternoon. A lucky few may be reaching for the umbrella, but coverage looks isolated today.
A good rush of seabreeze showers and a couple storms (much like Monday) looks to be the headline for Thursday. If there's a day you bring your umbrella, you'll be most likely to need it then. Coverage jumps up to 40-50%, with isolated 1"+ in some of the heavier downpours.
High pressure off to our east starts to back off a bit and gives us not quite as much humidity to finish the week and head into the weekend. It'll still be humid, but noticeably more comfortable each day through about Monday of next week, where daily scattered showers and isolated storms look to return ahead of what could be our next front.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of rain and thunderstorms. High: 93. Heat Index: 99 - 103. Wind: S 5-15 mph, with gusts upwards of 20 mph.
Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Low: 76. Wind: SSE 5-10 mph.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of rain and thunderstorms. High: 90. Heat index: 96 - 98. Wind: SSE 5-10 mph, gusting 15 mph.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Low: 72. Wind: S 5-10 mph.
-- Meteorologist Max Crawford