We’re tracking the summer pattern with plenty of heat and humidity to spare. The difference between today and the last few will be the coverage for storms. Instead of isolated pop-ups from the daytime heating, we’ll be dealing with scattered storms due to a wave dropping into the state. Until then, it’s a calm and quiet morning with some patchy morning fog.
The real show arrives later today as the wave inches closer. This small low pressure center will ramp up instability in the area. This feature mixed with abundant heat and moisture will lead to scattered storms starting in the afternoon. Some storms may become strong at times, but most will be typical. There is a “marginal” risk for severe storms in the northern counties. Strong wind gusts will again be the primary threat. Small to moderate hail, heavy downpours, and lightning will also be possible. Use caution and head indoors immediately if you hear thunder.