5/18 – Jeff Vorick’s “Isolated Thunderstorms” Thursday Evening Forecast

Isolated showers and thunderstorms that developed off of the sea breeze will wind down this evening. Expect the warm temperatures to continue for the next several days as it will be mild and humid out the door for Friday. High pressure that is nearby will provide for a sinking motion in the mid-levels of the atmosphere.

This will limit the development of widespread thunderstorms. Along with that, thunderstorms that do develop will not be able to build to an extent that we have seen earlier this week. Expect hot temperatures Friday afternoon with upper-80s feeling like the 90s. A cold front will be moving into the region Saturday.

There will be a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms Saturday. That being said, there will be plenty of dry time and any plans should not be canceled. A lot is dependent on when the cold front makes it into the area. If it can align with daytime heating, there will be more in the way of thunderstorms and strong thunderstorms are not off the table either.

Sunday into Monday brings the potential for more rain chances prior to high pressure building in again. Once high pressure builds in next week, a somewhat milder airmass will finally settle in behind the cold front.

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