Still dry and more heat is on the wayJune 24th, 2012 at 8:42 pm by Tara Hastings under Weather
As I drive down many streets in the Dayton area I notice one thing – brown grass. I guess I didn’t notice it until the other day. While parts of the Miami Valley had some rain (and even a little too much rain) in the last two weeks Dayton like most areas is dry. The latest Drought Monitor has most of the Miami Valley in “abnormally dry” conditions but areas north and west of Dayton are now under a “moderate” drought.
Sunday night a cold front will move through the area but the showers are going to be scattered and won’t bring us the several inches of rain we need. If you don’t get the rain we won’t have another chance until Friday.
Due to the dry conditions make sure you double check with your community before you have any fires. There was a grass fire that shut down I 70 Sunday afternoon. So be careful when burning and if possible don’t burn at all. Mother nature is providing enough heat
While not everyone may get rain the one thing we’ll all see and feel are cooler temperatures. Highs on Monday and Tuesday will stay in the middle to upper 70′s. I have decided to call that refreshing!
Unfortunately these wonderful temperatures aren’t going to last long. A large area of high pressure in the upper levels of the atmosphere is going to head right over the Miami Valley. This will allow our temperatures to climb into the upper90′s by Thursday and Friday. I would not be surprised if this pattern holds up to see one or several locations reach the century mark.
I did some research and found out the hottest temperature in June was on the 25th in 1988 where the mercury soared to 102°. The last time Dayton hit 100° or more was on August 17, 1988. It was 102°. This kind of heat can be very dangerous. So make sure you are prepared and that your AC is working properly!