SUMMER WEATHER RETURNS THIS WEEK

ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES

DAILY SHOT AT A SHOWER OR T-STORM

Tonight: Partly to mostly cloudy.  Few showers and rumbles of thunder possible. Lows 59-66. Winds light.

Monday: Becoming mostly to partly sunny.  Warm and humid.  20-30 % chance of afternoon thundershowers.  Highs 79-86.  Light wind.

Monday Night: Clear to partly cloudy skies.  Lows 59-65.  Light wind. 

Tuesday: Hot and slightly humid.  20-30% chance of an afternoon thundershower in the mountains.  Highs 82-89.  Light wind.

Weather Summary:

We are tracking a weak area of low pressure that is currently lifting east of our region, but unrelated to what was Tropical Storm Erika.   It is very much in a weakening state, so widespread rain is highly unlikely.  As we head through the night, however, a few showers can't be ruled out due to its passing. 

As this weak low pressure system passes, we're left with a repetitive forecast this week.  Monday will feature mostly to partly sunny skies with a slight chance at seeing a thundershower in the mountains.  By Tuesday, we crank temperatures up into the middle to upper 80s in spots.  Humidity will also be in full swing.  Combine the heat and humidity, and we're left with a daily shot of a thundershower.  Most of the area won't be affected, but any thundershower this weak may become heavy and will move slowly.  Rain chances go up slightly, for now, as we move towards the weekend.

Checking in on the tropics, Erika is no longer a tropical system.  Its interaction with the high terrain of Hispaniola essentially shredded it up.  Chances for redevelopment are unlikely.  Tropical Storm Fred formed overnight off the coast of Africa.  While it's 4,000 miles away from US soil, it is still something to monitor.  For now, it's tracking towards the Cape Verde Islands and then open sea.

Recap: Highs this week in the middle to upper 80s - lows in the middle 60s.

Our average high is 84°, low 61°.

Meteorologist Chris Michaels