Monday Heat, Storms; Cooler, Quieter Days Ahead

July 7, 2014 0 Comments

The second cold front in as many days is working its way into our region from the west to start the work week today. Warm humid air is trickling into the area ahead of it, and while it won’t be quite as toasty or muggy as Sunday’s weather it still looks to create an unstable enough environment to produce strong thunderstorm activity. Look for storms to develop during the afternoon and evening today, the strongest likely after 3:00 or 4:00 and lasting through sunset. Large hail, damaging winds, and a couple of tornadoes will be possible. The entire viewing area and much of the surrounding region is in the Storm Prediction Center’s “Slight Risk” area for severe weather development. Heavy rainfall will also be possible as plenty of humidity will be available to fuel those storms with moisture. High temperatures will be in the low to mid 80s and dew point temperatures will be in the mid 60s.

 

Severe weather appears possible if not likely across our area later today and for Monday evening.

Severe weather appears possible if not likely across our area later today and for Monday evening.

The cold front triggering these storms today will move through the area just after midnight tonight. The chance for thunderstorms will continue through that part of the night with most of the strong activity occurring during the afternoon and evening through just after sunset. Behind that front, there may be a stray pop-up shower or two Tuesday afternoon, but nothing severe is expected. Aside from that, cooler, drier weather is anticipated through the midweek as high pressure will dominate for a while. High temperatures will be slightly cooler than normal with mid to upper 70s from Tuesday through Thursday and less humidity will be felt in the air until another surge of warm, humid weather occurs in time for the weekend.

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