Summer pattern

Warm, humid, with storms
Posted at 7:00 AM, May 24, 2020

Today starts off on a mild note with a mix of sun and clouds. We’re mostly running in the middle 60s and the heating will begin to ramp up shortly. The MaxTrack is clear after yesterday’s thunderstorms, but this is just temporary. More storms expected later today.

Last night’s shortwave was responsible for the numerous thunderstorms around the area. Most were just heavy rain producers, but a few were strong enough to put down some decent wind gusts. These were warned for severe. That severe threat diminished overnight as did the rest of the shower activity. Now we’re starting off on a quiet note with a mix of sun and clouds and temperatures starting mild. Daytime heating will bring temperatures back into the 80s, but we should reach the middle 80s this afternoon. That, mixed with a humid air mass, will make for a summertime feel outdoors today. Temperatures will feel closer to 90⁰ as the dew point temperatures spike in the upper 60s. There will be another round of storms to watch out for, but the severe threat is much lower today. The storm formation will be daytime heat driven. This will make storms isolated. If you hear thunder, seek shelter and wait out the storm. It will not be long before it passes. This summertime pattern continues through the end of the week. A cold front will arrive Thu/Fri. This will bring a better chance for rain those days, but also bring a cooler and less humid feeling to next weekend.