Saturday Afternoon Update : A Case of the Upper Level Lows

Cloudy and cool for our Saturday around the region. Temps holding in the mid to upper 60s for most of the valley, that’s roughly 15° below average for today… and nearly 30 degrees cooler than our weather from just 3 days ago.
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For the afternoon… what you see is what you get. Temperatures should hold in the mid to upper 60s for most places. Skies will be mainly cloudy, possibly mixing with a few breaks of sunshine. The chances of a few afternoon and evening shower and thunderstorms developing cannot be ruled out… however they should be fewer in number, and less intense than what we saw Friday afternoon.
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The upper level low pressure over the northeast is keeping us cool and unsettled. The upward motion under the upper level low causes atmospheric instability, and gave us some isolated strong T-Storms yesterday afternoon, that resulted in some large hail and localized power outages. We’ll have a separate post recaping the T-Storm activity from Friday afternoon… hopefully completed tonight.
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Looking to Sunday… Independence Day, things look to remain unsettled, but should be an improvement on Saturday’s weather. Clouds should mix with more sunshine for the 4th of July, as the upper level low pulls away. Our flow will be out of the north/northwest, which will keep humidity levels lower and while warmer than Saturday, temps that are cool for early. Highs on Sunday should be in the mid 70s.
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For now… we hope everyone enjoys the rest of their Saturday!

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