Open windows and enjoy cool overnight air

Published: Saturday, June 14, 2014 @ 7:41 AM
Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014 @ 11:10 PM

            5-day forecast with Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs
5-day forecast with Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs

It will be another cool overnight with lows into the lower 50s, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs said.

"With low humidity again, tonight is a perfect night to open the windows and give the A/C a break," Vrydaghs said.Father's Day will have mostly sunny skies, low humidity and temperatures in the low 80s.

"Any and all activities outdoors will go uninterrupted," Vrydaghs said.

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The only downside to the forecast is the very high UV index. "Just remember to lather on the sunscreen (SPF 30+) before heading out," she said.

Unfortunately, the fantastic Father's Day weekend weather will come to an end.

More clouds arrive Sunday night with increasing humidity. Temperatures will be in the mid-60s for overnight lows. Also, a few isolated showers or storms could develop before sunrise on Monday, Vrydaghs said.

On Monday, it will be partly sunny, very warm and humid with temperatures in the mid- to upper 80s -- but the heat index will feel like 90 degrees. A cold front pushing in from the north will bring the chance of scattered showers or storms. Storms will be "hit-or-miss," Vrydaghs said, likely with more dry hours than wet ones.

On Tuesday, as the front lifts back to the north, the region will become "warm sectored." This allows warm and humid air to freely flow in from the south.

"The combination of these ingredients will allow for pop-up showers and storms, especially in the afternoon," Vrydaghs said.

Temperatures will rise into the upper 80s with heat index values around 90. Anyone with respiratory issues or those working outdoors may have difficulties next week due to the heat and humidity. Vrydaghs advises residents to remember to take breaks often, move indoors or to a shaded area to cool off, and to drink plenty of cold water.