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Saturday: Warm, muggy, and occasionally quite rainy

/ January 1, 2021 at 10:32 PM

Well, 2021 is definitely getting off to a muggy start. After tying the daily record high of 80° for January 1, we’ll start Saturday in the mid-60s — several degrees above the normal high temperature — as unusually muggy air persists ahead of a cold front. Expect showers and perhaps a thunderstorm or two to develop by afternoon, which will temper highs a bit (but not before reaching the low 70s). Some pockets of heavy rain are possible within stronger thunderstorms, but no severe weather is anticipated and the flood threat remains low. When all is said and done, some spots may have picked up 1-2″ of rainfall.

The front will get a move-on during the day, though, and by Sunday morning should be clearing the area, leaving behind quiet and generally pleasant January weather with slightly above-normal temperatures for the first work week of 2021.