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SATURDAY EVENING... Today's high temp was the warmest I've recorded since the 20th of December, exactly one month ago...

Saturday, May 23, 2015

thunder risk returning... (am.23.may.15)>

Friday's stats:

Low temp: 66.4F (19.1C)

High temp: 87.8F (31.0C)
Rainfall: none

I wasn't able to post last evening due to a very sluggish internet connection, so i've included yesterday's stats in this morning's report (above).

Our sky is totally clear again this morning, after a quiet and uneventful night.  There has been no rainfall, and I'm recording a low temp of 68.5F (20.3C).  Humidity remains very low -- right around 30%.

Last evening there was quite a bit of scattered shower and thunderstorm activity to our north and northwest, in association with a couple of disturbances in the upper atmosphere which are heading in our direction.  We'll see plenty of sunshine again this morning, along with temperatures close to where they've been the last few days, but by late this afternoon or evening it may be our turn to face that widely scattered thundershower potential.  Cooling aloft will overrun our very warm air mass in the lower levels, as a slightly better moisture supply becomes involved in the mix -- and that keeps the risk of at least a couple of waves of showers/thunder through Sunday, and possibly into Monday as well.

Although our air mass isn't going to cool down very much, there will be temporary shots of cooler air in the event of thundershowers -- warming up again quickly after they depart.  By late Monday or Tuesday things will stabilize once again, with temps very close to normal or even a degree or two above during most of next week.

Check out the forecast details on THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK tab above.