Evening Forecast, Wednesday July 23, 2014

By Joe Murgo

Published 07/23 2014 04:40PM

Updated 07/23 2014 06:00PM

Updated: Wednesday Evening, July 23rd, 2014
Reported by: Chief Meteorologist Joe Murgo

Today was another steamy day with some hazy sunshine pushing temperatures into the middle to upper 80s. This warmth and humidity combined with an approaching front did help to bring a scattering of thunderstorms this afternoon. There are still some showers and a couple of isolated lightning strikes, but the bulk of the strong thunderstorms are well off to the south and east. The threat for any severe weather is done for our area. Later tonight there will be just some leftover clouds and a shower in spots. It will still be a bit muggy tonight east of I-99, while the farther west you get, the more comfortable it will get toward morning. Less humid air will press in for the end of the work week. Thursday will not be as warm with a north-northwesterly wind and a mix of clouds and sunshine. Temperatures will only reach into the 70s with only the chance for a stray pop up shower. A bubble of high pressure will settle over the region and will give us a mostly clear and comfortable night Thursday night with lows well down in the 50s. Friday will feature plenty of sunshine. It will still feel quite warm in the sun with highs in the 70s to near 80, but with low humidity it will still feel nice in the shade. Friday night will still be comfortable then the weekend will slowly turn warmer and more humid. Sunshine will mix clouds on Saturday with only the chance for a late day shower or thunderstorm. The first of two fronts will bring more numerous showers and thunderstorms Sunday. While it may not rain all of the time or everywhere, the higher humidity could result in some downpours. A second front will bring a scattering of showers and thunderstorms Monday. It will still be warm and humid ahead of the front Monday but then another shot of unseasonably cool air will come for Tuesday into Wednesday of next week. Tuesday will probably bring more clouds than sunshine with scattered showers and then we'll have a fair amount of sunshine Wednesday. Temperatures both days will struggle to get into the lower to middle 70s with some of the higher elevations not reaching higher than the 60s. Temperatures will return back to near average later next week.

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