Back on isolated storm patrol as the humidity reloads

Not as much storm coverage today, but there will be some. Expect an increasing amount of storms through to mid-week where the pattern finally makes a change.

Back to Monday everyone!

Today we'll be watching for more showers and storms popping in the afternoon, or simmering in the typical July heat and humidity. Most of us will not see a storm today, so don't let that worry your afternoon plans. However, if you do get one, perhaps you're one of the lucky ones (or unlucky, depending on your perspective).

In this current weather pattern, with each passing day that we don't get a storm, the humidity will build for the next opportunity. By Wednesday evening, we'll all be in line for something. Here's the NAM model with a similar idea:

NAM - Monday Afternoon NAM - Tuesday Afternoon NAM - Wednesday Afternoon

Wednesday afternoon and evening will be the first time we'll be looking at the possibility of stronger thunderstorms; before then the biggest issue will still just be the showers. For those that don't get a storm, expect to progressively creep toward 90-degrees with plenty of mugginess.

So then, when does this pattern actually end? Well, the GFS has something to say about this:

GFS - Thursday PM GFS - Saturday PM

An actual front approaches on Thursday, and takes its time through the day and into Friday to finish out through the region. Expect more numerous showers and storms during this period (everyone gets a piece), but the good news is that by Saturday we'll be getting back to sunshine and drier conditions. I know it's only Monday, but so far the weekend's looking good! ;-)

Regional Radar/Satellite with Warnings Tracking

Accuweather Radar

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Have a great day everyone!

-B

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