It will still be warm and muggy tonight, with scattered showers and thunderstorms becoming likely after midnight. I’m not in love with the way ANY of the forecast models are handling this, but the RPM shown here at least has a reasonable pattern:
It’s not a well-organized storm system (which is typical this time of year), so the computers have a hard time grabbing onto the relevant features. A few of the storms could be strong or even briefly severe, but at this point organized severe weather looks unlikely:
Scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue through most of the day on Friday, with once again a very limited severe weather threat:
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