July 26: One More Sultry Day, Daily Links


One more day to go in this hazy, hot and humid weather pattern, before some changes head our way for the end of the work week and the weekend!
(That’s supposed to be a celebration GIF, but it’s at least 15% terrifying.)

A few showers this evening will fizzle quickly, leaving us with warm and muggy conditions the rest of the night. Temperatures tonight will only drop to the mid 70s:

We’ll warm up quickly to the low to mid 90s on Thursday:

And the heat index will reach over 100° once again:

A few spotty storms could develop during the day Thursday, as shown here on the RPM model’s radar simulation:

A much better chance of widespread showers and thunderstorms will move in late Thursday night and stick around on Friday:

Some of the storms could be strong to severe, with damaging straight-line winds the primary threat.  The Storm Prediction Center has included us in a “Marginal Risk” (level 1 of 5) for severe weather — which means we expect numerous storms, a few of which could produce damaging wind gusts:

Think back to the strong storms we had Sunday evening and overnight — those also developed in a Marginal Risk environment.  Even non-severe storms can produce frequent cloud-to-ground lightning and copious rainfall, so we’ll keep a close eye on things.

With the clouds and rain on Friday, high temperatures will only reach the mid 80s:

We’ll clear out for the weekend, and both the high temperatures and the humidity will be noticeably lower Saturday and Sunday!



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