Weather: Slightly warmer and muggier with a few storms (8/6/2019 AM)

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Good Tuesday morning!

After a stunning Monday, thin, high clouds increase early Tuesday with slightly milder morning lows in the low 40s to low 60s. The top temp this afternoon inches into the 80s with slightly more mugginess as a south breeze kicks up to 10-20 mph.

An upper-level disturbance enters the picture and brings the chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms between approximately 2-5 PM to just after sunset (8:11 PM in Burlington). There’s not a huge risk for severe weather today, but a strong storm or two is possible, capable of producing strong wind gusts or heavy rain. Tonight, mostly cloudy with a low in the 60s to around 70 degrees.

Wednesday features more cloud cover and less sunshine, though a few breaks are possible in the morning. The temp jumps back up into the low 80s with a light south wind. By the afternoon, the first of two approaching cold fronts swings through with scattered showers and thunderstorms developing. While most convection gets cut off at sunset, scattered showers may stick around into Thursday morning, and redevelop some thunder after sunrise. Low temp, mid 60s to low 70s.

The second cold front arrives Thursday afternoon with likely the week’s most potent thunderstorms. We’ll need to be on alert for strong to severe storms. Low 80s. Finally, the cold front swings through overnight into Friday with quieter, drier, sunnier and cooler weather (highs in the 70s) taking us into the weekend. A stray shower or two is possible daily, but most remain rain-free.

Have a good day! Stay weather vigilant throughout the week!

Best,

Skytracker Meteorologist Amanda Thibault

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