Another taste of summerAugust 25th, 2013 at 5:58 pm by Tara Hastings under Weather
After several days this summer with below normal temperatures we get another surge just as August comes to an end. Dayton racked up 9 days in the 90′s so far this year and we’ll likely add to that total this week. The normal amount of 90 degree days Dayton sees in a summer is about 14. Last year we had 37 days in the 90′s and in 2004 we didn’t see the mercury climb to 90 once.
As far as rainfall goes – we could really use some and our chances are low this week. So far Dayton has only 1.38″ of rainfall in the bucket and that’s almost an inch below normal. Most of the rain feel in the first 9 days of August. Now this is officially at the Dayton Airport – other locations around the Miami Valley have seen a little more. But just about everyone around the Miami Valley could use a little more rainfall.
It doesn’t look like we have high chances either. We have a few chances Tuesday and Wednesday. The pattern we are under right now will bring us high heat and humidity. Our jet stream or storm track will be moving northward allowing for a huge ridge of high pressure to dominate our pattern.
This patter sticks around until Wednesday. We’ll see a brief break of heat but long range models suggest the heat sticks around through Labor Day.
Humidity values will rise too.
Dew points rise into the middle 60′s Monday and the upper 60′s/70 for Tuesday and Wednesday. This means very uncomfortable conditions through most of the week.
Look for lots of sunshine for Monday and a few clouds Tuesday/Wednesday. There’s a slight chance for a few showers Tuesday and Wednesday as a front tries to sink southward.
The air conditioning will get a work out this week! Hopefully you can either stay inside or head to the pool. Have a wonderful week!