Hazy, hot and humid… for one more dayJune 21st, 2012 at 7:18 am by Jamie Jarosik under Weather
Once again, we’re starting off with stuffy conditions out there. Temperatures are in the low-mid 70s this morning, and it certainly feels muggy with dew points in the mid-60s. We expect to see a lot of sunshine, as highs climb into the lower 90s again, which would officially make it another heat wave for our area–which is three days in a row at or above 90. Here’s a look at this heat event:
So we are meeting the minimum criteria for heat wave here… JUST doing three days. The last time we had a heat wave it was also a short-lived event, back in May: May 26th, 91… May 27th, 91… May 28th, 92. You can see the cold front to our west, and a significant cool-down behind that front:
Friday will be quite the pleasant day, with temperatures about 10-degrees cooler than we have been. Near-normal highs in the lower 80s will certainly be welcome, along with lower humidity. So what about rain chances with the front? Well, they are THERE, that’s the good news. The bad news is that coverage will probably not be 100%. A broken line of showers and thunderstorms moves in after 5pm, with the best chance of rain being in the northwest counties:
As the rain starts in the late afternoon, a few of the thunderstorms could produce some stronger wind gusts, although wide-spread severe weather is not expected. The problem with the timing of the front, is that during the evening we also start to lose our daytime heating. So we’ll likely see some decrease in coverage of rain as it moves from northwest to southeast across the area. We will keep you posted of any warnings we get on Channel 2, and at wdtn.com.