Humid days will lead to increasing late-week rain chances

Posted at 5:49 PM, May 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-07 18:49:13-04

An unsettled very warm and humid weather pattern will persist into the weekend with muggy nights and days in the 80s. Although a spot shower or storm is possible Wednesday into Thursday, storms will become more numerous Thursday night as a cold front moves in. Periods of showers and storms are expected through Sunday with heavy rain at times as well as the potential for a strong or severe storm. Rain chances decrease for  Mother’s Day but it still looks like we could have a few showers or thunderstorms around with high temperatures in the mid-to-upper 80s.

Tonight: Cloudy and warm with lows in the mid to upper 70s. There is a slight shower chance.

Wednesday:  Clouds will break up for a mostly cloudy afternoon with high temperatures near 80 at the beaches to the mid to upper 80s inland. It will be breezy with southeast winds at 15-25 mph. There is a chance of spot storms with the best chance in our northern counties.

Thursday- Thu. night:  We’ll have another very warm and humid day with highs reaching into the upper 80s. We’ll have increasing storm chances with the best chance overnight. Storms will be numerous and could be strong to severe with isolated damaging wind gusts. The main threat will be heavy rain by early Friday morning which could lead to a slow morning commute.

Extended: Periods of showers and t-storms are expected from Friday through Sunday with the best chance Friday morning and again Saturday morning into early afternoon. Due to the rain, high temperatures will stay in the upper 70s to lower 80s both days. As the front slowly moves to our south, we’ll dry out Saturday evening and overnight with a drier day Sunday. However, there is still a chance of a few t-storms Sunday afternoon as high temperatures warm into the mid 80s. The unsettled weather pattern will continue into next week as upper level winds continue to send waves of low pressure in our direction.