Your Updated Eyewitness Weather Forecast

Published 07/14 2014 04:53PM

Updated 07/16 2014 06:41PM

All day Thursday, enjoy the less humid and comfortable weather.  Highs will top out in the mid 70s.

While we will start with sunshine on Thursday, more clouds will drift across the sky in the afternoon. 

This time of year, when we get abnormally cold air higher up in the sky hitting the warm July, we get afternoon clouds.

We’ll also have some upper-level energy passing over us on Thursday, which will help bring the afternoon clouds, as well.  A lone spot or two will see a brief isolated shower as that energy crosses.

Then, get ready for a strong area of high pressure to control our weather.

In fact, we’ve nearly cloud free skies on Friday as that area of his pressure passes right over us.

With all that sun, the high will climb to 78.

The dry conditions continue on Saturday.  We’ll also have a mostly sunny day with that area of high pressure still close to us.

Saturday also marks the return of highs in the 80s. 

On Sunday, you’ll notice the return of more humid conditions.  The high jumps up a bit more to 84.

A few showers and thunderstorms will pop up Sunday afternoon.

Then, the weather starts repeating.

We’ll have hot and humid conditions for the first half of next week.  Each afternoon, some showers and thunderstorms will bubble up.  Those thunderstorms will have pockets of heavy rain and gusty winds.

Highs will top out in the mid 80s on Monday through Wednesday.

Would you believe that high pressure will bring that wet weather!?

See, a huge area of high pressure will set up over the Plains and the Southwest.  An area of high pressure has clockwise flow.  On the edge of the very area of high pressure/clockwise flow, showers and storms will pop up and ride that far outer flow.

Because we’ll sit on that edge of high pressure, we’ll get the summer afternoon thunderstorms.

The Plains will enjoy what we know high pressure for—sunny conditions. 

Don’t worry.  We’ll eventually get those sunny and dry conditions.

-Meteorologist Drew Anderson

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