Humidity across the Valley is higher since this time yesterday. As a result, it’s not as cool this morning. Most of us will start the day within a few degrees of 70. Scattered high clouds will continue passing by, but you should still see plenty of sun through that thin cloud cover. Temperatures will warm up quickly with midday readings into the lower 90s. Highs should top out in the mid/upper 90s this afternoon with heat indices just above 100. A stray shower may develop with the afternoon heat, but most will remain rain free.
We’ll see a few clouds tonight, and lows should drop into the lower 70s. Expect a mix of sun and clouds Wednesday. Temperatures will still warm up quickly, and highs should top out in the mid 90s. There’s a slightly higher chance for storms in the afternoon/evening, but even then, any activity that develops should remain isolated.
A stronger weather disturbance is headed our way for Thursday. Storm coverage will be more numerous, and some of the storms will be on the stronger side. Damaging wind gusts, frequent lightning, and locally heavy rain are possible. Temperatures won’t be as hot for the latter half of the work week with highs closer to 90. Scattered storms can be expected Friday, but chances diminish heading into the weekend. Temperatures start heating back up, and we should be into the mid 90s by the start of the next work week.
-Meteorologist David Ernst