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May 8: Big Warm-Up Around the Corner

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We started off this morning with some locally thick fog, but that has dissipated quickly -- the rest of today is looking like a copy-and-paste version of yesterday: more sun than clouds in the morning, more clouds than sun in the afternoon with a slight chance of a passing shower. The HRRR model's radar simulation isn't impressed with our rain chances:

Temperatures will warm up to the low to mid 70s in most locations this afternoon:

We'll start off Wednesday with some lingering clouds and temperatures in the 50s:

We'll lose most of the clouds by midday, with temperatures hitting the upper half of the 70s in the afternoon:

Temperatures will climb well into the 80s on Thursday, before a chance of scattered storms approaching from the northwest Thursday evening. The RPM model shows that activity:

I'm not concerned about our severe weather potential at this point -- the post-sunset timing and lack of substantial humidity should help tame the feistiest storms. And I'm not going higher than 30% with the storm chance, since the forecast model shown above tends to overestimate the amount of rain more than 48 hours in advance. Still, we'll keep a close eye on things as the forecast evolves...

Temperatures won't change much in the wake of Thursday evening's storm chance -- we'll hit the mid 80s again on Friday, and all the way up to around 90 degrees both Saturday and Sunday!

The humidity over the weekend won't be dreadful, but it will be high enough to fuel a chance of pop-up storms in the afternoon both days.

 

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