Relief from the heat arrives; stormy times ahead

Wednesday starts a stormy but cooler pattern...
Wetter Times Ahead
Posted at 11:03 PM, Jul 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-30 23:37:13-04

Our heatwave finally comes to an end Wednesday as shower and storm chances increase across the area. These storm chances will not only occur on Wednesday but for much of the rest of the workweek and into the early part of the weekend. No washouts are expected over the coming days but it may be a good idea to keep the umbrellas nearby while having a "Plan B" to take any outdoor activities indoors as storms roll through.

Some days will see more storms then others. A good example of this will be on Wednesday as the front nears the area. This will act as a lifting mechanism to get storms going during the afternoon and evening hours. Storms could be strong to severe with a marginal risk in place across the area. Storm timing looks to sit between 1-9pm Wednesday with the heaviest coverage expected during the rush hour commute.

Storm coverage goes down Thursday as clouds hang tough and the front stalls south. Chances for rain though increase once again Friday and Saturday as the front waffles back north across the area. Once again it won't be raining all the time but during the afternoon and evening hours is where you will wanna plan for wet weather conditions.

Friday still looks to be the best day for wet weather across the area as the front stays stalled and tropical moisture rolls up the Atlantic from a dying disturbance over the Caribbean. These storm chances look to linger into the weekend ahead but the coverage look to go down especially by Sunday as high pressure nudges in from the north so don't cancel any of those plans yet.

With that said there is some good news in the fact that the wet weather is returning which means relief from the dangerous heat. Highs will be in the 80s with humidity values slowly tapering after Saturday. Hey it can always be worse out there. Just think last year at this time we had over a foot of rain and now this year we are just closing in on 4" which is about normal for the month.