Summer returns, few storms later in the week

Forecast

Winds shifted to the southwest this weekend, gusty at times, as high pressure settled over the central Appalachians, pumping warmer air into the Ohio Valley.

A summer-like pattern will be with us to start the week. Temperatures will warm into the upper 80s, and morning lows will only drop into the upper 60s, after a taste of fall last week. There will be an uptick in humidity with the southerly flow.

The earliest threat of moisture will not arrive late Tuesday and Wednesday with a cold front that will trigger scattered showers and storms, with highs falling back into the upper 70s and low 80s Wednesday, but only briefly. The front will return north later in the week, keeping the weather on the warm side, with highs in the mid-80s through next weekend.

Some tropical moisture will eventually get caught up in the southwesterly flow, bringing a chance for showers toward the end of next weekend, depending on the track of the remnants of Tropical Storm Nicholas, which formed in the western Gulf of Mexico Sunday.

Forecast

  • Tonight: Fair, breezy. Low 67
  • Monday: Mainly sunny, breezy, summer-like. High 88
  • Tuesday: Partly cloudy, late shower. High 87 (69)
  • Wednesday: Mix clouds and sun, scattered storms. High 81 (68)
  • Thursday: Partly sunny, isolated shower. High 83 (66)
  • Friday: Partly sunny, isolated storm p.m. High 85 (67)
  • Saturday: Mostly sunny. High 84 (65)

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