Morning sunshine then afternoon storms

Meteorologist Grant Gilmore forecasts the weather for Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017.

After just a few sporadic showers and storms over the last few afternoons, we will begin to see a few more storms as we wrap up the week. Conditions, however, will remain relatively sunny through the morning hours, but as we make it past noon scattered storms will begin to pop up.

This morning temperatures will start around 80 degrees, but thanks to the humidity it will still feel like the upper 80s in most places. As we make our way through the second half of the morning toward lunch time temperatures will warm into the upper 80s to near 90°. High temperatures today will be around 93°.

A few showers and thunderstorms will develop generally west of the the I-75 corridor through early afternoon. As we make our way toward mid-afternoon more showers and thunderstorms will begin to develop east of I-75 across the central part of the state. Everyone will have at least a 40% chance of seeing rain today.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will hang around through the first half of tonight. The storms will gradually dissipate by very early Friday morning and give way to partly cloudy skies by sunrise. Low temperatures Friday morning will be in the uper 70s.

Friday will see the return of scattered afternoon showers and storms with high temperatures in the low 90s. Slightly drier air moves into the Bay Area for Saturday which will result in a slightly smaller chance of afternoon storms. The dry air doesn't hang around long as more moisture returns by Sunday increasing the chance of afternoon storms once again.

Have a great Thursday!

- Meteorologist Grant Gilmore

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