Spotty showers and storms have developed in parts of the Plateau and northern valley. The remainder of us will stay dry today under partly cloudy skies and high's in the low to mid 80's. That's 5 to 8 degrees below the average for this time of the year so enjoy these temps while they last.
I will emphasize "enjoy the temps while they last" because a high pressure system is building in. This will funnel in warm and muggy southern air in the days ahead leaving high's back in the 90's by Friday and the weekend. The good news, for now, is the cold front that has over through. More opportunity for sunshine (as we have seen so far) and the cooler temperatures make things feel rather pleasant today. Similar conditions will be present through the remainder of the work week just with increasing temperatures each day.
Changes are ahead as a warming trend finds us mid-August. As we will come to see later this week, this brief period of below average temperatures won't last long. The latest CPC forecast shows warm temperatures to return for much of the eastern half of the US. The CPC also suggests above average precipitation through mid-August. This is good news as August and September are our driest months of the year. With abnormally dry conditions present around the state any additional rainfall will be welcomed in the weeks ahead.
Enjoy the temps today before hot and muggy conditions return by weeks end. A few afternoon pop up showers and storms will continue today as well so look out for those on your way home from work and school.
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