All you have to do is walk outside and feel the mugginess to know that it is not going to be a pleasant weather day!
— 95.9 The River (@959TheRiver) August 12, 2019
The fog did look pretty this morning, but the high dew points also mean the potential for some severe weather.
Here’s what the National Weather Service has to say:
A strong weather system is expected to bring widespread rain and thunderstorms to the region this afternoon through tonight. Some storms could be strong to severe with all modes of severe weather possible, depending on location relative to a warm front expected to set up across the region. However, damaging wind will be the primary threat. Heavy rainfall will also be possible, which could lead to isolated instances of flooding into this evening. Heavier rainfall rates over a shorter period may result in localized instances of flash flooding along and south of I-80, while moderate rainfall over a longer duration may result in areal flooding to the north. Widespread rain totals in excessive of one inch with localized amounts of 2 to 4 inches will be possible through Tuesday morning.
Weather hazards expected…
Significant Thunderstorm Risk…with an associated: Limited Tornado risk. Elevated damaging wind risk…up to 60 mph. Elevated Flooding Risk. Elevated Fog Risk through mid-morning.
Baton down the hatches, folks!