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From StormWatch7's Doug Hill:
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH UNTIL MIDNIGHT ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH UNTIL FRIDAY MORNING
Warm and humid with heavy rain and possible severe thunderstorms.
Feels like: 80s
Partly sunny, warm and muggy with a 40% chance of showers
Partly sunny, warm and muggy with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms
This will be the last really hot and humid day for a while, as a new weather pattern will set up over the next few days. Temperatures reached the lower to middle 90s again today with the Feels Like Temperatures going above 105 degrees. And as we head into the evening, heavy rain and possible severe thunderstorms will take center stage. Storms have been rapidly developing during the afternoon. The biggest threats from these storms will be winds gusting over 50 mph and torrential rain. That brings us to the flood watch concerns. Some areas could see multiple rounds of heavy thunderstorms or just plain heavy. These areas are the most likely to see localized flooding
Tomorrow will become partly sunny with highs in the upper 80s and a 30% to 40% chance of rain. The forecast for this weekend is not the best for outdoor activities. We’re calling for partly sunny skies on Saturday with a 50% chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. On, Sunday, we’re raising the probability of showers and thunderstorms to 70%. Skies will become and remain mostly cloudy. High temperatures will be in the upper 80s on both Saturday Sunday. Showers will still be possible on Monday.
Drier and more seasonal conditions are expected by the middle of next week. It’s too early to know if this is the beginning of a new trend or just a brief break from this heat wave.
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Today's Record Temperatures