Saturday Afternoon Weather Discussion

A good Saturday to you! The weather was perfect to be outdoors today, with highs in the upper 70s. That is actually below our average high of 84 degrees, so it was nice to see a little break from the heat. This morning was very chilly, with temperatures starting out in the upper 40s! We won’t see temperatures like that again for a while, as we approach the summer months. It will certainly feel more like summer through next weekend, with highs approaching 90 degrees.

Tonight, lows will be in the middle 50s, but a big time warming trend can be expected by tomorrow; highs will be in the lower 80s. A weak front is expected to make it in here by tomorrow afternoon, which will help to spark off a shower or two during the late afternoon hours. Many places will stay dry, as limited moisture will be available for the storms to work with. Some even drier air will move in on Monday, which will shut off any rainfall activity. Moisture will quickly return and temperatures will be on the rise. Highs on Tuesday will be in the upper 80s, with a small chance for a stray afternoon storm. Another front will work in here and stall out Tuesday and Wednesday, as there is a 20% chance for afternoon storms.

The heat really cranks up on Wednesday and Thursday, with highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s. It will certainly feel like summer around here, with hot temperatures and afternoon storms possible on through next Saturday. It won’t be a washout either day next week, but don’t be surprised to see a stray storm develop overhead on through next weekend. Be sure to watch our newscast tonight for the latest on your forecast. Take care and have a great Saturday!

Richard Scott
WVUA Weather