Summery start to September
September is here! Crisp, cool mornings. Apples. Hints of autumn color. Football. School. Severe thunderstorms. Hottest weather of the year.
Ok- so you probably weren't expecting those last two, but that is how we will be kicking off the start of autumn (which, meteotologically speaking, starts on September 1st!)
A few thunderstorms today could reach severe levels as a front pushes into the warm and very humid air mass that has been in place for the last couple of days.
Widespread severe weather seems unlikely, but there is a minimal threat. That means a couple of isolated pockets could see some severe weather, with high winds the primary threat. A little small hail is also possible.
The main storm threat will be along the passage of the front at approximately the times shown on the map. There may be a few storm cells out ahead of the main batch though, so it is possible to get a storm before the times shown.
Temperatures behind the front will only cool a little bit on Wednesday before the heat comes back at us to end the week. Some places may even get close to their highest temperature of 2014 on Friday as highs push into the upper 80s and maybe even breaching 90º. More details on that as it gets closer.