Today will feel like the hottest day of the summer so far. With the heat and humidity sticking around, it will feel like 105 degrees this afternoon. This is certainly the case for those of us that don’t get any afternoon storms. But like the last few days, just before the storms come, it gets super hot and muggy. If we hit 90+ for an afternoon high (which I’m highly confident this will happen) this will be the longest stretch of 90 degree days so far this year! If this pans out, that means we’ll have 8 straight days with 90 degrees or higher for afternoon highs.
Please take caution and check on the elderly around you. Here are a few things tips that can help you bear this heat: wear light colored clothing, exercise early, stay in the air conditioner as much as possible, of course lather on the sunscreen if you’re going to be outside more than 30 minutes and stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
Today: I’m going with a 30-40% chance of rain this afternoon. Not everyone is going to get the rain but if you do – expect gusty winds, frequent lighting and tropical downpours. These storms are short lived so if it starts raining where you are, it’s likely going to be around for about 30-45 minutes maybe in some cases up to an hour.
Tonight: The storms will quickly dissipate as we near the sunset hour. Partly cloudy skies expected tonight with lows fairly warm…we’re talking mid 70s.
Friday: The weather will pretty much be the same as we wrap up the first week of August. Afternoon highs will be in the lower to mid 90s with partly cloudy skies. It will feel like 105 though as we factor in the humidity. Afternoon showers and thunderstorms expected at about 30-40%. Like the first part of the week, some of these storms will pack a little punch with gusty winds, tropical downpours and frequent lightning.
Weekend: Hot! Humid! PM Storms! Yep, pretty much the same as the previous days. Afternoon highs will be in the lower to mid 90s under partly cloudy skies. With all the humidity around, it will feel much hotter. There will be times where it will feel like 100+. Please take caution! The chance for afternoon showers and thunderstorms is at about 30-40%.