Blog: Few Storms. Heat Builds. Mugginess Continues!

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Well we’ve already had high humidity over the last few days, but the clouds have mostly kept the temperatures in check.  A stationary front also helped out.  Today we will start heating up.  We’ll still have a lot of clouds.  (A few peeks of sun).  However, the wind will pick up a bit out of the southwest.  Also a stationary front is turning into a warm front, and SHOULD lift north today. It was kind of supposed to yesterday.

How muggy is it?  Well, dew points are in the mid 70s right now.  That is tropical humidity.  The high humidity will help to create some scattered showers this afternoon with some isolated thunderstorms. 

By tomorrow we’ll have a little upper level ridging (rise in the jetstream).  This will give us more sunshine through the day.  With the high heat and humidity we may pop up some isolated showers or storms, but the coverage will be limited (20%).  Having said that….The high temperatures will aim for the low 90s by the mid-afternoon.  The heat index will jump to the upper 90s.  Yes…it will feel like it is close to 100 degrees. 

By Saturday we’ll have an upper level disturbance drift down into our region from the Midwest.  This will create some scattered showers and storms later in the day.  The bulk of the rain might hold off until the evening.  We’ll see.  Either way a big cold front will move through on Sunday.  High temps will be in the upper 70s to near 80.  Around that time an area of low pressure will form offshore.  This will create a persistent northeasterly wind from Monday into Wednesday.  That in-turn should drop the temps and the humidity.  There may be some light showers or drizzle, but it won’t be the tropical downpours like we’ve seen lately.  High temps will be in the 70s.  Lows will be in the 60s and possible even in the 50s for one morning.  I would love a cool down, but I would REALLY love some drier air.  Stay tuned!

On last thing…Alberto did fall apart this morning, but it made it all the way to southern Michigan before that happened.  Now it is just a cluster of rain showers over the Great Lakes.

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler

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