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A steamy end to the week

The loud thunderstorms that brought heavy rainfall to the area overnight are quickly moving away to the east, leaving us with some quieter, but steamier weather for our Thursday. Look for bright sunshine through the day with high temperatures near 90 degrees and oppressive humidity will make it feel like it’s almost 100 degrees. A Heat Advisory will take effect at noon today and continue until 7:00 PM Friday.

A disturbance will trigger some thunderstorms for the evening hours, mainly after 7:00 with some strong to severe activity possible. Large hail, damaging wind gusts, and a few tornadoes will be possible during the evening hours. Overnight low temperatures will be in the 70s with a light southwest breeze.

Friday looks sunnier and even hotter as afternoon high temperatures will be in the low to mid-90s and heat indices will be in the 100 to 110 range at times making it the warmest feeling day of the year to date. A gusty south breeze will perhaps stir the air a bit to bring relief with winds occasionally reach 20 miles per hour. A few isolated thunderstorms will develop later in the evening ahead of a cold front that will be approaching from the north.

We’ll have just limited sunshine Saturday with scattered showers and thunderstorms moving through the area through the day along and behind that cold front. High temperatures will be in the lower 80s with a slight north breeze that will work to draw in drier, less humid air.

There will be a slight chance for a few isolated thunderstorms Sunday with otherwise drier, more pleasant weather in store for us. High temperatures will be around 80 degrees Sunday afternoon.

High pressure will settle in from Canada next week and it looks to remain planted across our region, so we’ll enjoy a much-needed spell of dry, sunny weather with high temperatures in the upper 70s and lower 80s all week long.

Ted Schmidt

Ted Schmidt is the morning and noon meteorologist at KTTC.

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