Good Thursday morning to you all! A slow moving cold front will continue to crawl towards the coastline today. Unfortunately, that means we aren't going to get rid of the mugginess or the unsettled weather that we've had over the last few days. But they do say that patience is a virtue, and if we can hold out for one more day, then we will be rewarded. Until then, be sure to have an umbrella with you. Showers and thunderstorm, though scattered in nature, will be prevalent through just about the entire day. Dew points are still in the low 70s, so there is also plenty of moisture in the air to act as fuel for these events. Highs will be in the mid 80s on the mainland and 80 on the coast, but if you factor the humidity into this, it will feel muggy once again. Winds also remain out of the southwest at 10 to 15mph, so ocean temperatures at the shore will remain abnormally cool. A few more showers and rumbles of thunder are still possible as this front is slow to depart and dissipate. Lows drop to the 70 degree mark under cloudy skies with a west wind at 10mph. A few more showers may linger in the morning tomorrow depending on the progression of that cold front, but partial clearing should at least begin to occur in the afternoon. It will also feel a little more comfortable outside between highs in the low to mid 80s west of the GSP (78 on the boardwalks) and dew points in the mid 60s instead of the low to mid 70s. A sea breeze, something that hasn't been seen in over a week, will develop out of the northeast at 5 to 15mph. This will not only keep the coast cool, but it will also help bring some warmer ocean temperatures back towards the beach.
The models still continue to indicate a cut-off portion of this system lingering just to the west on Saturday. This may spark a VERY isolated thunderstorm on Saturday and...if it remains...Sunday as well. Otherwise, the weekend should remain mainly dry and more comfortable with partly sunny skies overall and highs in the mid 80s on the mainland while the coast sits just below the 80 degree mark. The beginning of the next work week also marks the beginning of another weather pattern change. This time, we begin to go back to the way things were: borderline hot and humid. While we remain mainly dry from Monday to Wednesday, humidity will rise and give at least a slight daily chance for an afternoon isolated thunderstorm (Though not enough at the moment to warrant a mention on my 7 day forecast). Highs for all three days will gradually climb to the 90 degree mark by Wednesday with the coast remaining in the low 80s for all three days.
-Have a great day!
- Meteorologist Adam Rutt