Very warm and very humid air will continue pushing into our region. Not only will this make it rather uncomfortable, it will help fuel more showers and storms at times. The first wave of significant thunderstorm activity should move through our area from later Wednesday evening through Thursday morning. Some of the storms may produce high winds, intense lightning, hail, and torrential rainfall rates. Please stay alert for possible watch and warning information. Monitor News 9, waow.com, and use the Storm Track 9 app for additional bulletins.
Lows will stay around 67 with southeast winds of 5-12 mph. Thursday should bring a period of hazy sunshine in the later morning and early afternoon, but more strong or severe storms are possible late in the day. Highs could range from the low 80s north to near 90 south. A HEAT ADVISORY has been posted for Adams, Juneau, and Jackson Counties from noon Thursday to 7 p.m. Friday for heat index readings as high as 95 to 105 degrees during the afternoons. Please take breaks from heavy exertion, use the air conditioning when possible, drink extra water, and monitor the elderly, pets, and those people with health conditions.
A front will remain in our general area Friday and Saturday so a couple more rounds of showers and storms can be expected. Some could be heavy once again. In between the rain there likely will be some patches of sunshine and very humid conditions. Highs could be around 90 degrees Friday and low to mid 80s Saturday.
The final piece of energy in this pattern will move through Sunday and could produce some showers. Hopefully there won’t be anything too heavy at that point as the cooler air will be pushing in already. Highs may stay in the upper 70s to near 80.
Less humid and comfortable air will really move in from Canada for Monday with partly cloudy skies and highs in the mid to upper 70s. It will stay comfortable Tuesday and Wednesday but some upper level disturbances nearby may cause isolated showers.
Take care! Meteorologist Tony Schumacher, 2:45 p.m., 17-July 2019