The heat returns…August 2nd, 2012 at 7:16 am by Jamie Jarosik under Weather
High pressure sitting directly over us brought us a beautiful night and gorgeous morning in the Miami Valley! We started with crystal clear skies, and it was REALLY hard to miss that bright full moon! This is the Full Sturgeon Moon, named by Native American tribes around the Great Lakes… because the sturgeon fish is readily found there this time of year. Here are a couple shots of the full moon this morning:
This moon was also called the Red Moon (as it can sometimes look red in the haze at this time of year)… and the Green Corn or Grain Moon. As you can see in the bottom photo above, with high pressure over us not only are skies clear… but winds are dead calm! The flag was not moving a bit this morning!
We will continue to see mostly clear skies through the afternoon, so a lot of sun means a very high UV Index. We are up to a 9 on the scale this afternoon, which means fair skin will burn in 20-30 minutes. It should be a great pool day as we see the heat building back into the Miami Valley… just don’t forget the sunscreen! We’re back in the lower 90s this afternoon:
The humidity will stay in check today, however, which is nice. But that will change Friday as it creeps up a bit. Friday afternoon, highs will climb into the mid-90s, and with that increasing humidity… we will see heat index values in the upper 90s. Rain chances remain low through the end of the week. With the building heat and a lot of sun in the forecast, it will be important to water lawns & gardens. A pretty good shot of rain comes over the weekend. On Saturday, we may see a few afternoon showers and thunderstorms pop up… but a better chance will be on Sunday, as a cold front moves into the region:
Some of the storms on Sunday could get up to severe limits, with damaging winds and hail possible. We will keep you posted on this as we get closer.