From the ABC 7 Weather team

A brief break before the summer heat and humidity return

June 29, 2011 - 08:14 AM
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If you like the cooler and less humid air enjoy the next two days but get ready the three H's are waiting in the wings.

Wednesday: Mostly Sunny, Cooler & Less Humid

Highs: Mid - Upper 80s | Wind: NW 10-15

Overnight: Clear Skies & Comfortable

Lows: Upper 50s To Low 60s | Wind: NW 5-10

Thursday: Continued Sunny & Pleasant With Low Humidity

Highs: Mid 80s | Wind: NNW 5-10

Fair warning, enjoy the next two days, because almost on cue the heat and humidity will make a strong return as we enter the first full weekend of summer. In fact it looks possible that this weekend may mark the beginning of our first heat wave of season.

Back to the current and at hand forecast which is for declining humidity levels through the next several hours with plenty of sunshine overhead. Daytime highs will reach into the mid and even the upper 80s in a few spots however, with the low humidity it will still feel far better than yesterday.

The dry air and seasonable temperatures will remain in place through the day Thursday again with lots of sunshine overhead.

By Friday the changes will begin as humidity levels jump back up a bit to around 60 degrees. Additionally, the heat will bump up a few notches topping out around 90 degrees.

As for the weekend expect the pools and area beaches to be abnormally packed as temperatures push into the mid-90s Saturday and then potentially near 100 degrees with heat indices “the feels like factor” to be around 105 or greater. As for thunderstorms it still looks like the chance will be around 30% which by my book is not enough to change plans but good enough to have a place to seek shelter if need be.

Long range guidance for the 4th of July is indicating partly sunny skies with highs in the mid-90s accompanied by humid conditions. The threat of an few afternoon thunderstorms holds at 30%.

~ Have a good day!

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