Weather: Finally free of thunderstorms Tuesday (8/19/2019)


Good afternoon!

It’s seemed like just about every day for the past week or so, we’ve been on alert for the occasional shower or thunderstorm. We get a break Tuesday, but the wet weather returns Wednesday.

Monday evening, a weak cold front cruises by with high pressure building in from Canada behind it. Stubborn clouds that hung with us for much of the day finally break and clearing skies leads to some patchy fog development early Tuesday. The temp falls into the upper 40s to low 50s through typically colder terrain and near 60° through broad valleys.

Tuesday then follow without much fanfare. It’s a mostly sunny day with a high in the upper 70s to low 80s and noticeably less humidity thanks to a dewpoint in the 50s. Mostly clear Tuesday night. Near 60 degrees.

Wednesday, wet weather makes its triumphant return. An area of low pressure approaches with scattered showers and a few stronger afternoon thunderstorms. It’s mostly cloudy with a muggy high in the mid 80s. The next cold front is poised to swing through with few showers Thursday. Mid 70s. Following that, a big shift in the weather pattern closes out the week.

Friday brings highs in the upper 60s to low 70s with a mix of sun and clouds and a breezy northwest wind. It’ll feel every bit like Fall – and, though slightly milder, cooler temps linger into the weekend. Mid to upper 70s. A stray mountain or higher terrain sprinkle is possible, but most remain dry.

Have a great evening!

-Skytracker Meteorologist Amanda Thibault

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