Humid Days Ahead - July 27, 2012
Published Friday, July 27, 2012 9:11AM MDT
Last Updated Friday, July 27, 2012 1:44PM MDT
Dewpoints were in the mid-teens Thursday.
So...although Edmonton hit 24.5 for a high (right on par with the avg high of 24), if FELT like 30.
AND...it'll be feeling about 5 degree warmer than the thermometer reads today, Saturday & Sunday.
Dewpoints are projected to be in the 15-18 range the next 3 days.
That means our highs of 26-29 will be FEELING more like 30-34.
Thunderstorms are expected to develop in the foothills & NW Alta later today.
The likelihood of Severe Storms is relatively low, although heavy downpours are possible and a few storms may produce some small hail.
Again, the upper flow is rather weak, so most of those storms won't move much from where they develop.
However...we'll keep a close eye on the Swan Hills rgn late in the day.
There's a good chance that some of the storms expected to develop in that area WILL have enough strength to track SE towards the Edmonton area.
As for the weekend, no storms Sunday...but some Saturday afternoon could feature some scattered showers & isolated TStorms.
The GEM Reg model is pretty skimpy with precip, but both the GEM Glob & GFS are projecting precip for Ctl Alta & the Capital Rgn.
I think if we ARE going to get some showers or TStorms in the Edmonton area, they'll be midday, as opposed to late afternoon/evening.
Looking LONG Range:
Temperatures look like they'll stay in the mid 20s for much of next week with a risk of late-day TStorms Monday & Thursday.
It's early...but next Friday (at this point) looks cooler & soggy.
Forecast looks like this:
Today - Mainly sunny morning, Partly cloudy afternoon.
High: 27 (Humidex near 32)
Tonight - 60% chance of thunderstorms this evening.
Sat - Mix of sun & cloud. 30% chance of midday showers or TStorms.
High: 26 (Humidex near 30)
Sun - Partly cloudy.
High: 28 (Humidex near 32-33)
Mon - Partly cloudy. Risk of a late-day shower or TStorm.
Tue - Partly cloudy.
Wed - Partly cloudy.