Hot and breezy weather today, with high temperatures around 90° this afternoon:
Sustained winds at 15-20 mph with gusts over 25 mph will try to move you around on the road a bit, so keep both hands on the wheel!
Still dry today, but the humidity will be slightly more noticeable, with dew points this afternoon around 60° — firmly in “meh” territory on the Muggy Meter:
The mugginess really increases tomorrow, with dew points reaching the mid 60s:
A better chance of scattered storms Friday afternoon — I’m not wild about how any of the forecast models are depicting that chance, so I’m not going to show you any radar simulations yet today. The best chance of storms Saturday will be north of I-40, then showers and storms will be likely areawide on Sunday:
The severe thunderstorm potential is never ZERO when the humidity is at the level it will be through the weekend, but it doesn’t look like there won’t be enough wind energy overhead to support a widespread or significant severe thunderstorm threat:
That said, it’s still May and it’s still severe weather season, so we’ll keep a close eye on things.
- Some great time-lapse footage here, of clouds inside the Grand Canyon.
- Yesterday I linked to an article with some suggestions for the new NOAA Administrator (whoever it may be) — but opinions are split about the leading candidate.
- Is it time for NASA to go nuclear…literally?
- Researchers may have found a way to use Mars’ own soil to withstand the planet’s 60 mph winds.
- From points of light to living objects — astronomers are finally seeing distant stars close-up.
- The caffeine-overdose death of a teenager in South Carolina made national news recently…and it’s more common than you think.
- Scientists are working on a universal cure for allergies.
- Meet the man who’s preserving your childhood TV memories.
- A link specifically for my wife: Why most spiders are worth loving, even if they’re in your house.