Wednesday 7/7 8:50 am
Yesterday afternoon thunderstorms developed in many areas, accumulations were lighter than Monday. The radar was lit up but there seemed to be some upper-level dry air that inhibited accumulation at the surface. Despite the upper-level drier air the surface still has a significant amount of moisture with dew points hovering around 50 degrees.
For today, we could still see some afternoon thunderstorms develop as CAPE levels will be higher today than yesterday while dewpoints remain around 50 degrees and rise to the 60 degrees in some areas after 6 pm.
Here are the forecasted dewpoints for today from 6 am to midnight.
Here are the forecasted CAPE values (available energy to develop thunderstorms) between noon and midnight.
The heat will be building in throughout the week and will peak on Friday and Saturday. Fortunately, drier air should work into the area by Saturday so that will give us a little break from the humidity.
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