Tomorrow will bring little change in the weather from recent days. We'll be hot and humid again with spotty pop-up afternoon showers and storms. Here's WAFF 48 Pinpoint Predictor at 3pm Wednesday.
The rain will be hit or miss again tomorrow, but whatever develops likely brings heavy downpours and wind gusts up to 40mph. Outside of any rain we'll be hot and steamy again with highs in the low to mid 90s.
Some subtle weather changes begin to happen as we end the week and head into the weekend. We're tracking a weak cold front that will push in on Thursday, likely bringing an increase in the shower and storm coverage.
And as we hit the weekend we'll see a shift in the upper level wind flow. Right now the upper level winds are following what we call a zonal pattern...primarily flowing from west to east.
The main jet stream, or core of strongest winds aloft, is along the US/Canadian border. Much of the heat in the lower 48 lies to the south.
As we head toward the weekend the upper level wind flow takes on a much more amplified pattern, with a strong ridge of high pressure building in the western US and trough of low pressure in the east. Hotter weather will build in the western part of the country with slightly cooler weather for the east.
Around here the heat will ease slightly. Temperatures will drop back into the upper 80s, just a hair below average for this time of year. The humidity drops just a little bit as well. There will still be some mugginess to the air, but it won't feel quite as steamy as the last few days. We can't totally discount some showers and storms around, but it's not looking like a washout for your weekend plans.
WAFF 48 Storm Team