July 29, 2016 Updated: 10:00 PM
High pressure has been sliding across Southern Canada, influencing our weather today and through the weekend. We will continue to see a few clouds especially in the southern counties so some of us will finish today with some sunshine this evening. Temperatures topped out in the upper 70's this afternoon and humidity remained low. Overnight lows will be in the upper 50's and low 60's across the region.
The weekend will continue with dry weather. Saturday will be partly to mostly sunny, while more bright sun is expected on Sunday. Both days will see temperatures climb into the low 80's, nearly normal for the end of July. You'll want to take advantage of the nice weather this weekend because the comfortable weather won't last long. Another shot of heat and high humidity is on the way for the first part of next week. Monday will be mostly sunny, but by late in the day we could see a few storms in the area. Highs will be in the mid 80's. A warm front will be stretched to our south and this could be the focus for a few thunderstorm complexes to push through or near the area. Dewpoints during this time will also be on the rise, and could be reaching back into the 70's by next Tuesday and Wednesday. On the feels like index those levels are considered "oppressive"...yuck! The timing of these storms is too uncertain this far out, but at least low chances will continue both days. Highs will be well in the 80's and we have a shot at 90° again before the next cold front passes later next week.
-Meteorologist Drew Williams