IT MAY BE SEPTEMBER, BUT SUMMER HEAT CONTINUES THIS WEEK
ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES EXPECTED
DAILY SHOT AT A SHOWER OR T-STORM
LABOR DAY WEEKEND LOOKS GOOD FOR NOW!
This Afternoon: Mostly to partly sunny. Hot and a bit humid. A stray afternoon or evening shower/thunderstorm. Highs 84-90. Light northwest wind.
Tonight: An evening shower in spots. Partly cloudy, with patchy fog late. Lows 61-67. Light wind.
Thursday: Mostly to partly sunny and warm. A chance for an afternoon/evening shower or thundershower. Highs 81-88. Northwest wind 5-10 mph.
Thursday Night: Seasonable, with patchy fog possible in the valleys. Lows 60-66. Light wind.
Friday: Another warm day with a chance for an afternoon/evening thundershower. Highs 81-88. North wind 5 mph.
As some of you may be doing before the Labor Day Weekend, the heat and humidity are working overtime through the week. Combine the heat and humidity, and we're left with a daily 20-30% chance of a thundershower through the weekend. Any shower that forms this week may become heavy and not move very fast. So, where it does rain, high rainfall totals in little time may be possible.
With high pressure in control, fog may form overnight due to calm conditions, light wind, and little cloud cover. Be alert for that each morning near waterways, valleys and areas where it rained the previous day.
Right now, the Labor Day weekend looks to go as planned with little to no delay. With a late summer weather pattern staying stubborn over us, warm and somewhat humid conditions can be expected. A few widely scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible each day. Keep in mind that no day is a washout, but have a backup plan for a while should a shower or storm interrupt your outdoor festivities.
Afterwards, a very slow-moving cold front looms off towards the west. With little to no energy to guide it towards our region, the weather iPod remains in repeat mode for our area. Warm and slightly humid conditions persist, with a slight chance for an afternoon shower through Tuesday.
Recap: Highs this week in the middle to upper 80s - lows in the 60s.
Our average high is 83°, low 60°.
Meteorologist Chris Michaels