Humidity Returns, Highs Bounce Back to 90°, Weekend Storms Expected
Thursday was a nice break behind our latest cold front, but this comfortable weather goes out the window for a few days. Southerly winds take over, staying breezy through the overnight hours and gusting upwards of 25mph+ Friday. That will allow humidity / moisture to stream back into the area adding cloud cover and a stuffy feeling (when the wind relaxes a touch). It is also a warmer wind meaning afternoon highs are expected at or just below 90°...as long as a mix of sun & clouds can break out as expected for the afternoon hours.
Weekend plans? We've got a decent chance of rain and thunderstorms. Granted -- most Saturday plans should be ok during the day, we'll monitor for an isolated area of rain to a storm or two. Better, widespread chance of rain and storms arrives Saturday evening into the overnight, along & ahead of our next cold front. Those storms will need our attention as large hail & damaging winds cannot be ruled out. 1/2" to 2" of rain is possible before that stormy weather clears in the pre-sunrise hours of Sunday. Cooler & sunny to wrap up the weekend -- highs are only expected around 70° Sunday, alongside strong northwest winds 15-25mph.
Thursday Night: Becoming cloudy. Patchy fog. Low: 67. Wind: S 5-15mph.
Friday: Sun / cloud mix by afternoon. High: 91. Wind: S 10-20 mph, with gusts upwards of 25 mph.
Friday Night: Mostly cloudy and muggy. Low: 75. Wind: SSE 5-15 mph.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of rain and thunderstorms by late afternoon. Strong to severe weather possible. High: 86. Wind: SSE 15-25 mph.
--Chief Meteorologist Shel Winkley