Tonight: Variable clouds overnight with a slight chance of an isolated shower. Low: 60-65

Wednesday: 60% chance of mainly PM showers and storms. Rain could be heavy and any storms could be strong with gusty winds and hail. High:80-85, falling into the 70s by late afternoon.

Wednesday Night: Partly to mostly cloudy and muggy. 20% chance of an isolated shower or storm. Low: 61-66

Forecast By: Chief Meteorologist Howard Manges

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Forecast Snapshot:
A warmer and more humid air mass will be with us for the next couple days. Tuesday will bring a good chance of afternoon and evening showers and storms; some of which could be strong. By Thursday and Friday we’ll see mainly dry weather and it will be less humid. A cold front will approach late Saturday and bring a chance of showers and storms. Depending on how far it settles south, some could see showers and storms Sunday as well.

Forecast Details:
Variably cloudy skies are expected tonight with a slight chance of an isolated shower. Lows will be in the low to mid 60s.

We’ll start Wednesday with a less than 20% chance of showers, but by the early afternoon and evening, the chance of rain and storms will increase to 60%. Any storms that develop could be strong and could potentially turn severe with gusty winds and hail. The Storm Prediction Center has most of the area in a SLIGHT chance of severe storms. This means there is a 15% chance of severe weather within 25 miles of any location. Severe weather is not guaranteed to happen in your location, but be prepared and be weather-wise. Highs will be in the low to mid 80s and it will remain muggy. Wednesday night the chance of rain drops to 20% and any showers would be isolated. Lows will be in the low to mid 60s.

Thursday and Friday look pleasant at this time. I’m expecting more sun than clouds both days and it will turn less humid, especially by Friday. Highs will remain above average in the low to maybe mid 80s with lows in the 50s to near 60.

A strong cold front should cross the area late Saturday. This will keep Saturday afternoon and evening unsettled, but early Saturday through midday should be dry. The chance of rain and thunder is 30% for now and this may need to be adjusted based on cold front timing/location. Saturday night into Sunday morning could be wet as the front crosses. I’ll keep the chance of rain and thunder at 30% for now Sunday. Highs will be in the low to mid 70s. By Monday, the front sinks further away and I think we’ll see mainly dry weather with highs in the low to mid 70s.