Brilliant sunshine Wednesday

Dense, patchy fog is giving way to blue skies and we're got a day of sunshine and comfort on tap as high pressure drifts right overhead. It will be a warm day but one to take advantage of as comfort will be high with afternoon highs in the low and mid 80's and much drier air/low humidity in place. That's going to change by the end of the week!

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The comfortable airmass we enjoy today will go through a BIG transformation as we head towards the weekend. The high pressure begins to move toward the east coast tonight and will initiate a southerly flow. Under clear skies and with some patchy fog developing towards daybreak we'll see overnight lows in the mid 60's.

Thursday offers more sunshine but also more heat and humidity. Skies will become sunny Thursday morning once the patchy fog burns off. The afternoon will be mostly sunny with high, cirrus clouds filtering the sunshine from time to time. It will be warmer and will begin to feel more humid as highs climb into the mid and upper 80's by mid-afternoon.

We get muggy and stay on the warm side of normal Thursday night. Skies will be partly cloudy with temps likely not falling below 70 degrees by sunrise Friday morning. Friday will be a scorcher with skies going from partly cloudy in the morning to a hazy/milky skies as heat and humidity build during the afternoon. Highs will be near 90 degrees Friday afternoon and with dew point temps getting into the lower 70's our heat indices will climb into the mid 90's. Take caution and be sure to aviod heat stroke from the intense heat.

A dynamic cold front will approach late in the day Friday. We'll likely begin to see a few isolated t'storms develop, the pop-up variety, by late afternoon. As we get into the evening hours showers and storms will become more numerous and widespread as much cooler and drier air begins to invade the region. Some of these showers and storms could be strong and even severe with damaging winds, large hail and torrential rainfall. This is still a long way for developing but be sure you and yours have access to a "safe zone" should these storms become powerful. Be Weather Alert late in the day Friday.

Go ahead and make outdoor weekend plans as it looks like a real beauty with plenty of sunshine and comfort. Canadian high pressure moves in Saturday, pushing the storms, heat and humidity south and east. Skies will be sunny and with little in the way of humidity highs will top out in the low and mid 70's both Saturday and Sunday.

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Go ahead - wear yourself out once we get into your weekend!!!