Thursday afternoon, July 31, 2014
Forecaster: Ryan Stinnett
THURSDAY: We can certainly notice a difference in the weather today compared to earlier this week. We can feel the humidity levels returning, and we are seeing widespread cloud cover. Though there will be a few showers, the majority of us will stay dry today, with highs in the mid to upper 80s. We are expecting some additional showers through the overnight hours.
WET WEATHER RETURNS: Though there are some showers today, we will see more showers and storms for Friday and through the weekend. The upper-level flow remains amplified over the east as a trough persist over the eastern U.S. This trough will retrograde some today, but will then move back east as the ridge to the east weakens some and that will allow for a an upper-level feature to move across the area. This feature will be enhancing the uplift, and will be tapping into the higher moisture levels which will allow for scattered showers and storms to develop. We will see this activity increase as we head into Friday as showers and storms will be possible at anytime throughout the day.
THE WEEKEND: The trough will move back east over the weekend, and will move over us which will only increase our rain chances for Saturday and Sunday. Saturday looks to be the wetter day for now, but it should not be an all day rain. Sunday will see decent rain chances as well, and both days will see highs in the mid-80s as cloud cover will prevent a lot of warming during the day.
Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers.
Partly sunny. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Mostly cloudy; scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms.