Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:
Heck of a way to start our Sunday as Mother Nature provided a natural alarm clock with thunderstorms firing off through midday. Lots of lightning strikes and small hail as the storms pushed through. Tonight, most of the storms will wind down and be confined to the mountains. We’ll keep the clouds overnight and lows muggy in the upper 50s and low 60s.
A Heat Advisory is in effect tomorrow through Tuesday night as the combination of hot temps, warm and humid overnights and high humidity will be a factor to those without A/C. High pressure remains the dominant weather pattern for the rest of the week, weekend, and into next week. So, hot weather fans will continue to enjoy days climbing into low 90s and sunny skies. Early next week, the ridge strengthens and we’re looking at mid 90s inland from Monday through midweek. No rain chances (aside from thunderstorms) nor a break from the heat is likely anytime soon.
Wednesday, the morning clouds will be back and a weak upper level disturbance will help trigger some afternoon thunderstorms in the mountains, otherwise, later in the week, cooler air slowly starts to move back in and that should chop highs back down into the upper 80s. Wow, what a cooldown! Stay safe in the heat!
Have a great work week!
- Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton