A very warm and humid start to the month of September as temperatures rose well into the 80's today. It's the warmest start we've seen since 2012. This will lead to a warm and muggy night as well. It will be mostly cloudy, as a weak disturbance arrives from the west. This could also bring a late night shower or storm, with lows in the 60's to around 70.
Clouds will be around for the most part Wednesday, and this should ultimately keep temperatures a bit lower. However, humidity levels will remain high, with dew points staying around 70 or so.. we will also have the chance of a few showers and thunderstorms with a slow moving upper disturbance in the area. No severe storms are expected, but any that form may contain very heavy rainfall. A shower or storm may carry into the evening, but then any rain will exit as drier air returns into Thursday.
The remainder of the week will be just about the heat and humidity. Clouds will start off Thursday, but then increasing sunshine will lead to temperatures returning to the mid 80's. Friday will feature even more sunshine and it will be a touch warmer, while both days keep the high humidity in play.
The holiday weekend will start off in the same fashion, but the next cold front promises to bring changes this way. Saturday will be a great by the lake day with highs near 90 and heat indexes even higher. The clouds will then start to arrive on Sunday. Rain and storm chances should be on the increase into the afternoon and night, before exiting by early Monday morning. Once this front passes, cooler and drier air looks to move in on Labor Day, dropping temperatures into the more comfortable 70's. More typical September weather then should hold into the middle part of the week.
- Federal meteorologists say the current El Nino is already the second strongest on record for this time of year and could be one of the most potent weather changers of the past 65 years.
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