Severe storms possible today
Warm and humid air is continuing to build into the region today as a cold front approaches from the west. We'll have to deal with a few scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms through much of the morning and midday with just enough breaks of sunshine to warm temperatures to the 80-degree range. The extra warmth in the air will then potentially prime the atmosphere for a severe weather outbreak after 2:00 when clusters of storms may begin to produce large hail and damaging wind gusts of 60 miles per hour or stronger. A few tornadoes can't be ruled out at this point, either. Heavy downpours of rainfall may also accompany the largest batches of thunderstorms.
The severe weather threat will continue until 9:00 this evening, but rain chances will continue through much of the night. Overnight temperatures will drop into the upper 50s and lower 60s.
A few light rain showers and isolated thunderstorms will drift through the area during the morning and early afternoon Wednesday, but severe weather isn't expected. We'll have occasional sunshine, especially in the afternoon hours with high temperatures in the upper 70s to lower 80s. and lower humidity levels in the air.
A hot and humid weekend
After a bright and quiet Thursday that will feature seasonably warm temperatures in the lower 80s, a much warmer, more humid air mass will build in for Friday and the weekend. Look for a few scattered late-day thunderstorms Friday with spotty storms Saturday with high temperatures in the upper 80s to lower 90s. Sunday looks a little stormier, especially later in the day and high temperatures will again be in the upper 80s.
Here is your morning weather update from Meteorologist Ted Schmidt: