StormTeam Outlook: Tuesday, July 22
Benjamin Dery, Meteorologist
If you're like me, you're a little tired this morning. Uncomfortably warm overnight temperatures followed by a line of midnight thunderstorms followed by a rush to close every window in the house makes for a lousy night's sleep.
Nevertheless, that line of strong thunderstorms moves east before dawn, and our severe threat is pretty much over. There is a batch of wrap-around showers that will shift along the International Border and Arrowhead bringing an additional 0.25" of rainfall. This lingers until around lunchtime.
Temperatures won't be quite as warm and the humidity won't be nearly as oppressive as yesterday. Daytime highs still reach into the upper 70s to lower 80s with a clearing sky. A blustery northwest wind will feel welcoming.
High pressure is in control of our weather through midweek. I don't see a return of that nasty summer heat anytime soon. Our next chance for showers isn't until late Friday. Right now, the weekend does look rather showery.
Have a great day!
Meteorologist Ben Dery
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