Hot, muggy day ahead

We’ll get a break from the soaking rains for a day, but heat and humidity remain in place.

TimelineHighs will get up to 90 degrees Tuesday afternoon. With dew points in the upper 60s, it will feel a few degrees warmer if you’re working outdoors.

There is only a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms across the Piedmont. Any showers that occur won’t produce much rain for the gauges.

Wednesday will be another day in the lower 90s, but a cold front will bring the temperatures down to the lower 80s by Thursday. As the front crosses the state, we’ll have a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. The risk for severe weather isn’t substantial, but isolated storms could produce very gusty winds Thursday afternoon and early evening.

Friday is looking dry, but rain chances increase to between 40 and 50 percent by the weekend.  Highs will remain in the mid-80s.