Today will feature warm temps, increasing clouds, and the chance for afternoon showers and storms. Showers and storms will begin to develop this afternoon over the mountains before moving south east across the area heading into this evening. They likely will be weakening as they approach the coast later this evening. The window for storms looks to be 1PM-12AM from NW to SE. Some storms could be strong but no widespread severe weather is likely. That being said, a stray strong wind gust or a few small hailstones cannot be completely ruled out. The greatest threat for any marginally severe storms will be in the northern mountains.
Here’s how one model thinks it could play out this afternoon/evening. Look for scattered storms drifting slowly towards the coast. As I said, no widespread severe weather is expected but it doesn’t take severe wind or hail to make storms dangerous. Lightning is as big a threat as any so when thunder roars, go indoors.
Highs will rise into the 80’s for most with some upper 70’s along the coast and in the far north. A sea breeze does look likely to develop this afternoon but otherwise, light southerly/south westerly winds are expected.
More showers and storms are likely tomorrow.