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Forecast Last Updated at Monday, June 17, 2019 at 7:05AM

Ramping Up PM Thunderstorms

A front is stalled to our north but adds a trigger to muggy air in place across the mountain region. Expect scattered PM showers and storms today; then increased coverage Tuesday. We remain in warm, muggy air Wednesday and Thursday with scattered mostly afternoon and evening showers and storms. Wednesday may have the least rain overall of the 4-day set. Drier air makes a cameo appearance Friday.

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Hi: 80 Lo: 61

Partly to mostly cloudy; Scattered PM showers & t-showers; Warm: SW wind 5-15 mph

Hi: 76 Lo: 60

Mostly cloudy; Showers and storms, especially in the PM hours; Warm; Light West wind

Hi: 77 Lo: 61

Partly to mostly cloudy; Scattered or widely scattered PM showers & t-showers; SW wind 5-10 mph

Hi: 76 Lo: 58

You guessed it... Mostly cloudy; Scattered PM showers and t-showers

Hi: 75 Lo: 56

Partly cloudy; Pleasant

Further Out

Saturday - Some PM cloudiness; Cannot rule out a late-day t-shower; High in the upper 70s; Low in the lower 60s
Sunday - Scattered clouds; Warmer; Widely scattered PM showers & storms; High near 80 degrees; Low near 60 degrees

Forecast Discussion

The calendar does not say "summer" yet, but we are in a typical summer weather pattern. High pressure as assumed the position, centered near Bermuda. Fronts are blocked to our northwest or will only make brief appearances in the Southeast.

Today has PM clouds with scattered showers and storms focused on the afternoon and evening hours. Tuesday has greater storm coverage. Wednesday might bring a relative lull (still calling it "scattered" at this point). Then Thursday continues scattered showers and storms, mostly in the PM hours.

Slightly cooler but drier air arrives Friday--finally a dry day this week. But the Bermuda high flexes its muscle over the weekend with warmer, more humid air. I cannot rule out an afternoon storm Saturday, and Sunday has widely scattered afternoon/evening showers and storms.


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