8/24 – Rob Knight’s Final Weekend of August Forecast
After a clear start to the day and mild temps, it’s going to feel hotter this afternoon with more of a humid wind flow. High pressure will begin to shift away from the area tonight, this will cause winds to shift onshore and start a moistening trend. Current forecast has dew-points rising back into the mid-70s in southern areas by tomorrow and across most of the area by Sunday. With the high-pressure moving away from the area, rain chances will also be on the rise.
Expect isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms Saturday with generally scattered showers and storms Sunday. By early in the week, upper level ridging will also shift eastward, keeping the local area in a general southeasterly flow pattern throughout the low and mid-levels. With continued onshore flow, expect an ample supply of moisture across the area. This should lead to a typical summertime convective pattern with scattered and sometimes numerous showers and thunderstorms each day.
Highest rain chances over land will be during the afternoon hours, with convection becoming mainly focused offshore overnight.