Heat and humidity will continue to dominate our weather picture not only for today but most likely all week long, so we’re going to have to find a way to survive this steamy stretch of weather. As a stationary front to our north continues to separate the rich, heavy humidity in our area from the drier, less humid air of Canadian origin to the north, we’re firmly entrenched in the steamier environment as that front doesn’t show any signs of moving. A few disturbances will ride along that front, bringing thunderstorm chances to our area through the early part of the week. We’ll have a few of those thunderstorms in the mid to late afternoon hours today with occasional sunshine warming our temperatures into the mid and upper 80s with a gusty southwest breeze that may help stir things up a bit to make the humidity bearable. A few of those late day and evening storms may become strong to severe with damaging wind gusts possible as well as locally heavy rainfall.
Another disturbance will come in Tuesday afternoon, perhaps triggering a few isolated thunderstorms with high temperatures in the mid-80s and a light southwest breeze.
Wednesday is looking a little wetter with more widespread thunderstorms and just occasional sunshine and high temperatures will be in the mid-80s. Overall, two or more inches of rainfall will be possible in some spots over the next three days from these thunderstorm chances.
We’ll have hot sunshine Thursday and Friday to boost temperatures into the 90-degree range with heat indices well into the 90s.
The first sign of relief from this hot, humid air mass will be in the form of a cold front that Saturday night will bring thunderstorm chances and also draw in slightly cooler, less humid air from Canada for Sunday and early next week. High temperatures in those days will be closer to 80 than 90, so a bit more seasonable.