Forecast Discussion 8/17/19 AM: Showers and t-storms, hot and humid

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AVERAGE HIGH FOR AUGUST 17TH: 81°

AVERAGE LOW FOR AUGUST 17TH: 56°

SATURDAY SUNRISE: 6:16 AM

SATURDAY SUNSET: 8:07 PM

Going into the weekend very warm and humid once again. A very foggy morning with dew points in the lower 60s providing plenty of humidity before the sun comes up. That humidity will remain throughout the day as we approach the mid 80s for high temperatures. Dew points will reach the upper 60s to lower 70s. With those high dew points comes instability along with the muggy feeling, the Storm Prediction Center has our entire area in a marginal risk for severe weather. Afternoon showers and thunderstorms likely with CAPE values over 1000 j/kg, the timing of which will around 5 P.M. moving in from the Northwest. Main concerns are strong, gusty winds and heavy localized downpours. Lows tonight will drop to the mid to upper 60s, higher than average for this time of year, this will be due to cloud cover not allowing heat to escape the surface.

Tomorrow and through most of the week shower and thunderstorm chances remain with hot and humid conditions. Tomorrow’s high is in the mid to upper 80s with showers and thunderstorms possible in the afternoon. Tomorrow’s lows stay in the upper 60s.

Monday starts to push closer to the 90s with chances of showers and thunderstorms persisting like mentioned earlier. Again, hot and humid conditions bring that instability for the afternoon. Lows again in the upper 60s. Tuesday is much the same in terms of expectations.

Wednesday backs off the temperatures slightly with highs in the mid 80s expected, which are still up there but not pushing 90. Lows taper back down closer to average, but still above average in the lower 60s.

SATURDAY: MOSTLY CLOUDY. AFTERNOON SHOWERS & T-STORMS
HIGH: 84

SATURDAY NIGHT: MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE SHOWERS & T-STORMS
LOW: 66

SUNDAY: MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE SHOWERS & T-STORMS
HIGH: 86 LOW: 67

MONDAY: MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE SHOWERS & T-STORMS
HIGH: 89 LOW: 67

TUESDAY: MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE SHOWERS & T-STORMS
HIGH: 89 LOW: 66

WEDNESDAY: MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE SHOWERS & T-STORMS
HIGH: 85 LOW: 60

THURSDAY: PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE SHOWERS
HIGH: 78 LOW: 55

FRIDAY: MAINLY DRY. PARTLY SUNNY. COOLER
HIGH: 76 LOW: 57

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