It's taking awhile, but those clouds are just starting to make way for some sunshine this afternoon. I can see it on our Eye Cams across the state that the brightening is starting to take place. While the temps are a little on the cool side right now, you can expect those numbers to move up during the rest of the afternoon. We've declared tomorrow and Early Warning Weather Day in advance of some strong storms that are expected to roll in tomorrow afternoon, please read on.
WARMER TODAY AND TOMORROW
While today is starting out cloudy, the sky will become partly sunny. Temperatures will reach the 70s this afternoon.
The upward temperature trend will continue tomorrow. We are forecasting highs in the low 80s away from the coast. At the same time, the humidity will increase as a cold front approaches the region. Although most of the day will be partly sunny, these features will initiate showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening, and some of these storms could be strong. We're talking about the potential for cloud to ground lightning, damaging winds and very heavy rain at times, which could lead to flash flooding.
Unsettled at times Wednesday through Friday
Wednesday will be a cooler day, but it's now looking dry. A backdoor cold front, moving into the state from the northeast will cool things off in a big way: temperatures are expected to stay in the 60s.
Clouds will linger Thursday, but the easterly flow will diminish allowing for warmer weather. We can expect a mostly cloudy, but mostly dry day with highs in the lower 70s.
Cooler weather will return Friday from the north-northeast. As a result, you should expect cloudy skies along with highs only in the 60s.
Warmer and muggy Saturday and Sunday
Slightly warmer air will arrive Saturday. It will also contain a lot of humidity and instability, leading to showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon. Highs will be in the 70s, especially inland. As warmer air continues to move in, Sunday may have highs near 80 degrees. Scattered thunderstorms are possible during the afternoon, because of the instability.
Meteorologist Mike Cameron with Scot Haney