Hot today with severe thunderstorms likely this afternoon and evening!


We have partly cloudy skies early this Tuesday morning and temperatures are starting off quite mild with readings in the low 70s in Clifton to some low 60s further inland, winds are light.

Today should be a very interesting weather day as first it will be quite hot then severe thunderstorms are likely this afternoon and evening, some of these storms will be accompanied by locally damaging winds, hail, heavy rain and cloud to ground lightning, even an isolated tornado can not be ruled out.  The Storm Prediction Center has our area in an “enhanced risk” for severe thunderstorms which is rare for this part of the country.  A cold front will cross the area tonight ending the severe threat.

Wednesday will be cooler than today and much less humid with plenty of sunshine.

Thursday will still be comfortable warm but we should see some increasing cloudiness late in the day with showers possible at night.

Showers should persist Friday through the weekend, most of the rain will be light, temperatures will be unseasonably cool especially over the weekend.

Dry weather early next week but temperatures are expected to remain below normal.

 

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – Partly sunny and hot, showers and thunderstorms likely mainly after 2 p.m., some storms may be accompanied by damaging winds, heavy rain and frequent lightning, high in the low 90s.

TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely mainly before 9 p.m, some storms may be accompanied by damaging winds, heavy rain and frequent lightning, clearing later at night, low in the upper 60s.

WEDNESDAY – Sunny, high in the mid 80s.

THURSDAY – Increasing clouds, high in the mid 80s, chance of rain at night.

FRIDAY – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain, high in the mid 70s.

SATURDAY – Cloudy with a chance of rain, high around 70.

SUNDAY – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain, high around 70.

MONDAY – Partly sunny, high in the mid 70s.

 

MARINE FORECAST:  Small craft advisory will be in effect from 11 a.m this morning until 11 p.m. tonight for southwest winds gusting to 25 knots, seas 3-5 feet, water temperatures are in the upper 60s.

OUTLOOK – No advisories expected Wednesday through the day on Friday but advisories likely Friday night through Saturday.

 

Have a good day!

 

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