From the ABC 7 Weather team

An unsettled weekend with high humidity and threat of showers

August 6, 2011 - 11:38 AM
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After three days in the eighties, we make eke out one more before a string of humid days in the nineties - sound familiar?! - returns.

This Afternoon: Mostly Cloudy, Humid, Showers

Highs: 85-88 | Wind: S 5-10

Tonight: Showers & Thunderstorms

Lows: 70-76 | Precipitation: 60%

Sunday: Hot, Humid, PM Thunderstorms

Highs: 91-95 | Heat Index: 100

If yesterday seemed unusually mild, it was not your imagination. The 80 degree average temperature for the day was the coolest we'd been since back on July 16th when the average was 77.  While it was undeniably humid, the constant  breezes made for a comfortable summer's day. But while Friday was mostly sunny throughout, the weekend will be far less so. As low pressure draws closer, look for more clouds and an increasing threat of showers and thunderstorms both this afternoon, tonight, and later tomorrow. With high humidity values - and the dew points are heading back to the mid 70s for the next few days - any shower activity could be in the form of very heavy downpours. The high temperature today will likely again be in the mid to upper 80s - which would make for four such days in a row - while Sunday will be hotter with readings in the lower 90s and heat index values in the low 100s.

High pressure will return at midweek and with it will come more seasonable temperatures with highs near 90 for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. The dew points will drop as well which means we can look forward to less mugginess as we head toward the weekend. Do enjoy your day and the warmth of summer since the season is quietly slipping away. We are losing 2 minutes of daylight per day and yes, school starts in some areas in just two weeks!

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