We knew it couldn’t last. The cooler (below average) temperatures last week, along with low humidity was a blessing. A couple of cold fronts were responsible for bringing a very spring-like pattern to the Midwest and Appalachians. Now, we make the turn to summer. Right now, we’re tracking a calm morning, but mild and muggy. Fog doesn’t seem to be too much of an issue, but that doesn’t mean you won’t run into some if making a drive before or as the sun rises.
By the late morning/early afternoon clouds will be building as the heat returns. Temperatures rise into the upper 80s today and some locations may even touch 90 degrees. Today’s rain/storm chances remain low. An isolated storm is possible from the heating along. Be prepared for a semi-quick dose of heavy rain and gusty winds. These storms will likely stay garden-variety. However, a small wave is skirting our northern counties and this is where the best chance for strong storms lies. A mixture between the instability, moisture, and heat will lead to a wave capable of producing strong scattered storms. Primary threat will include isolated damaging wind gusts. Secondary threats may include small to moderate hail, heavy downpours and abundant lightning. Use caution and head indoors immediately if you hear thunder.