8/5 – Rob Knight’s “Summertime Pattern” Friday Afternoon/Weekend Forecast
This afternoon will bring hot temperatures and a few showers/t-storms induced by the sea-breeze. Activity will fizzle out just before sunset.
With an uptick in mid-level drier air comes the potential for entrainment into convective updrafts leading to a gusty downdraft winds. Outside of scattered convection, surface winds will be occasionally breezy out of the southeast which will feel good actually moving the humid air more. Once we warm up enough to mix the atmosphere, I can’t rule out some 10-15 mph gusts at times with periodic higher gusts more so along south-facing shorelines. We dry out around sunset with winds diminishing following decoupling with a mostly clear/calm night ahead. Some patchy light fog possible overnight. Not much changing as we bump into the weekend on Saturday, with perhaps a slight uptick in overall average moisture leading to a reduction in the dry air in the mid-levels. More of a typical summertime pattern with scattered mainly afternoon/early evening convection with one or two locally heavier storms.