Warm sunshine today
After a stellar Sunday of pleasant, sun-filled weather, we're starting the workweek today with more of that sunshine, but also the prospect of more warmth and humidity in our weather picture. Warmer air is going to slowly flow into the region ahead of a storm system that is approaching from the northwest. High temperatures today will be in the mid-80s with slightly higher levels of humidity in the air that will certainly be noticeable by the afternoon.
Severe weather Tuesday
A line of thunderstorms is expected to roll into our area from the northwest late tonight, the remnants of some stronger activity that is expected to develop this afternoon in the Plains. Those storms will likely dissipate during the early morning hours Tuesday, allowing for sunshine to break through the clouds for the middle part of the day. That additional sunshine will then heat things up, possibly destabilizing the atmosphere and setting the stage for an outbreak of strong to severe thunderstorms in the afternoon and early evening Tuesday. Large hail and damaging winds will be the primary concern, but a few tornadoes can't be ruled out in this situation.
Temperatures will be in the upper 70 to around 80 degrees tomorrow. If Rochester fails to reach 80, it will be the first time this month officially.
Bright and pleasant midweek
High pressure will settle into the region Wednesday om the heels of Tuesday cold front and storm system, making for a sunny, mild weather picture for us. High temperatures will be in the seasonable lower 80s with a slight break from mugginess for a while.
A hot, humid weekend
A much warmer air mass will build in for Friday and the weekend and we're expecting temperatures that will be reminiscent of those we experienced around Independence Day. Look for high temperatures in the upper 80s to lower 90s with a few isolated thunderstorms in the area each afternoon, fueled by the extra humidity.
Here is your morning weather update from Meteorologist Ted Schmidt: