Wednesday, August 6, 2008

A forecast worth writing!

Finally, I get to write a forecast I am more enthused about presenting to my visitors! The end of the current heat and humidity spell is winding down (the last Heat Advisory expired last evening) as high pressure starts to lose it's grip and a cold front approaches the region with a pretty decent chance of bringing some rain and thunder. Today will still be hot, but not quite Heat Advisory criteria, with highs in the mid 90s and a heat index from 100-105. A stray storm is possible, especially to the north of the city, this afternoon.

By tonight, storms to our north will being dropping into the area late, with a good chance of rain during the day tomorrow. A few storms could be borderline severe with moderate-sized hail and high wind the main concerns. Chances of rain will linger through Thursday night until the front pushes through (yes, this one should actually move all the way through the area!).

With the front to our south, we are setting up for a beautiful (for August) weekend with lots of sun, low humidity, and highs near 90 starting Friday. By the time school starts for most kids on Monday, the front pulls back to the north and rain chances re-appear to start the week. If nothing else, it should help keep the temps under control!

To see the complete MWN forecast, click here.

Also, thanks to the Cookeville Weather Guy for posting on his blog about the tornadic storms that ripped through Chicagoland on Monday night. Check out his blog for more( or read about the storms that forced the evacuation of Wrigley Field during a Cubs/Astros game by clicking here.

1 comment:

Michael Detwiler said...

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