Spotty showers this afternoon


DISCUSSION:  A handful of showers and storms will be possible on Wednesday, especially in the mountains. We will have just enough energy and forcing to fire off a few isolated to scattered showers and storms. Clouds remain plentiful and sunshine will be scarce. No severe weather is expected. Rain rates will be less impressive than on Tuesday, thanks to a slight decrease in moisture. Highs will still be near 80.

With a break in cloud cover possible late in the day, we introduce some valley fog for the overnight hours. It will be mild again with most of us staying in the 60s. We look pretty dry through the overnight hours and our wind subtly shifts from the northwest to the southeast overnight.

Your day planner for Wednesday.

A reinforcing front is in the cards for Thursday. Overall, shower chances remain low, especially since we will not have a ton of moisture to back up our front. At the end of the day, though, it is still a front rolling through. A handful of showers, especially in the mountains, cannot be ruled out. Temperatures will remain fairly mild as we warm back up into the 80s. Humidity will be noticeably less apparent by the late evening.

Bigger improvements are made for Friday. There are a lot of events going around the region Friday, so it’s a perfect time to bring back that sunshine! Temperatures will top out slightly above average for most. At this time, it looks like we will be just a bit too dry to support even isolated pop ups. Humidity remains low. If we clear the clouds quickly enough, there’s a chance that we fall into the 60s before midnight. A light jacket might not be a bad idea!

High pressure ultimately looks to win out by the time we make it into the weekend. Temperatures should be close to normal for this time of year, in the low 80s. It looks like we should be 2 for 2 on great weekends to enjoy the State Fair, and we know many out there will be eager to hop on their favorite rides one last time before it comes to a close.

Sunday may become a bit more unsettled late in the day. There is still some model disagreement on the actual timing of our next system, but rain chances will definitely be on the rise. Highs return to the mid 80s and humidity spikes again. Some showers or thunderstorms might be in the cards for Sunday evening.

Monday will bring a batch of rain through. It’s a bit too early to get into the finer details of the forecast, but we are looking increasingly unsettled. Highs on Monday will be back in the 80s. Humidity remains high.

Some isolated showers will be possible Tuesday. If our front clears out quickly late Monday, we start off a bit unsettled and bring back afternoon sun. If not, we could end up with some spotty afternoon showers. We will iron out the details as we get closer.

We are not in the clear on Wednesday, either. More typical summer weather is expected. In other words, we are going to see showers in the afternoon thanks to moisture hanging out and some help from the mountains. Highs will still be near or slightly above average for this time of year.

August is bound to bring us plenty more 80 degree days and humidity alongside it. As we approach the late summer season, stormy weather remains a hazard on our radar. At this point in the year, our atmosphere is very warm at the surface as well as aloft, which usually helps us steer clear of too much severe weather. However, our attention will remain focused on potential flooding and high water with any stronger systems that move through the region.

Your 10 Day Forecast

A few showers or storms, especially in the mountains. Highs near 80.
Quieter. Some valley fog. Lows in the 60s.
Drying out. Highs in the 80s. 
Looking drier. Highs in the 80s. 
Looking quiet. Highs in the 80s. 
Some showers return late. Highs in the 80s. 
Rain possible. Highs in the 80s. 
Rain possible. Highs in the 80s.
Some showers. Highs in the 80s.

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