Good evening and sorry I am posting so late. It has been a very busy past few days as I just graduated with a degree in meteorology and minor in GIS. Hopefully many of you have been keeping up with my tweets on Twitter (also seen to the right of our page). So.....Jumping right into the weather stuff, history was made Tuesday from the SPC (Storm Prediction Center). The SPC releases 8 day forecasts (daily) to give a general idea on any severe wether that may take place around the country. Tuesday was the first time EVER the SPC labeled severe weather possible for ever day of the 8-day forecasting period. The previous record was 5 consecutive days. Below you can see the latest SPC outlook and it gives severe potential up to 7 days out. This is something I will be monitoring, especially as we head later into the weekend and early next week. As of now, no severe weather is expected but we can see a few thunderstorms in our area.
I hope many of you enjoyed the cooler weather recently as this will soon change starting tomorrow (Thursday). "Summer-time" heat and humidity will arrive by Friday, giving way to a hot and muggy weekend. Thursday looks to be seasonal with a high around 80, but Friday and into the weekend will be in the mid to upper 80's and high humidity. Because of this, we cannot rule out a day time pop up shower or thunderstorm. These will be short lived, but due to the heat and moisture present, these cannot be ruled out over the next few days. As you can see below, the NAM doesn't have rain arriving until Sunday, but like I mentioned, isolated showers/thunderstorms are possible during the afternoon hours due to the conditions.
Below is one run of the heat that will be arriving Thursday and Friday and sticking around through the weekend. Tomorrow (Thursday) will be comfortable but Friday, Saturday, and Sunday will be in the upper 80's and those humidity values won't make things feel any better. Have a good rest of your week and brace for the mugginess as we move into the weekend.