EXTREME HEAT DIMINISHES LATER THIS WEEK
DAILY SHOT OF RAIN THIS WEEK
POCKETS OF HEAVY RAIN POSSIBLE AT TIMES
This Afternoon: Mix of clouds and sunshine. Hot and humid again. Scattered PM thundershowers possible. Highs 87-94. West wind less than 10 mph.
Tonight: An evening t-shower in spots. Partly cloudy. Warm and muggy. Lows 66-72. Light wind.
Tuesday: Partly sunny. Scattered afternoon t-storms. Highs 84-90. West wind less than 10 mph.
Tuesday Night: A few showers at times. Partly cloudy with lows in the upper 60s to lower 70s.
Wednesday: Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs 83-88. Southwest wind 5-10 mph.
Most of the area has reached or surpassed 90° for nine straight days, including Sunday. As a result, this is one of the hottest summers on record so far for the area.
A weak cold front will approach the Tri-Cities from the north on Tuesday.
This aforementioned front will stall along or just north of the Tri-Cities, and will serve as a boundary for a storm system to ride along later in the week. As this storm system draws in more moisture, we'll notice temperatures returning to more seasonable levels due to cloud cover and rain chances increasing. Pockets of heavy rain will be possible. Stay tuned, as we continue to fine-tune the forecast on our end.
Temperature Outlook: Highs near 90 Tuesday, and mid to upper 80s the rest of the week. Lows in the upper 60s to low 70s all week.
Our average high is 85°, low 64°.
Meteorologist Dave Dierks