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Morning Roundup: Hot, stormy weekend on the way

A drifting high pressure system will keep weather fairly pleasant on Friday, a nice end to a week which featured unpleasant conditions for multiple days. After morning clouds and localized fog on Friday morning, temperatures will warm up into the 70’s and 80’s throughout the area. Calm winds will be shifting directions throughout the day, but there will be no sustainable seabreeze or prolonged clouds. Instead, the weather will remain generally pleasant with lower than normal humidity for this time of year. This weekend, however, the game changes: A hot airmass moves in, as does the support for severe weather from essentially Saturday through Monday. Some highlights from around meteorology are below. Have a great Friday!

  • Pleasant, warm weather will dominate the day today. Highs in the upper 70’s to lower 80’s will be common throughout the area. Variable winds and not too many clouds means Friday afternoon activities should be very pleasant. Any chance of precipitation holds off until Saturday.
  • On Saturday, the weather begins to change dramatically. Temperatures warm up into the 80’s and 90’s with atmospheric instability rapidly increasing. Humidity will rise notably as well. The potential exists for strong to severe thunderstorms, with hail, lightning and gusty winds.
  • The potential for severe weather and heat will continue on Sunday. Temperatures will reach into the lower and middle 90s, with strong to severe storms possible again during the afternoon. And, again, these storms will be capable of producing torrential rain, lightning, hail, and strong winds.