Blog: Hot Weather Weekend!

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Today will be pretty standard for late June weather.  We’ll have fair skies with high temperatures in the upper 80s to low 90s. The humidity will be down slightly.  Dew points will drop to the 60s for a while.  This is due to a cool front that has dropped just south of the viewing area.

We’ll have a nice/steady north breeze today.  It will run at about 8-12mph.  I’m not expecting rain in southeast Virginia, but there may be an isolated afternoon shower/storm over northeast North Carolina.  That area being closer to the front.   All-in-all it will be a nice Summer day.   In fact it looks like the weather pattern is changing.  We might see quiet weather for several days.  Some strong heating has been occuring over the central U.S.  This is where the jet stream has been ridging (rising northward).  This ridging will move east over the next few days, and it will maintain itself through the middle of next week.  The result….Lots of heat and not much rain.

So this weekend will be pretty hot and humid.  Tomorrow our surface winds will be out of the east/southeast.  Plus, we’ll have lots of sunshine.  So high temperatures rise the low-mid 90s.  The heat index will be over 100.  By Sunday we’ll aim for the mid 90s for temperatures.  We’ll probably hit some upper 90s in several locations.  The heat index will be around 105, and it could be up to 110 inland.   When you get to that level, then the National Weather Service will typically issue a Heat Advisory.  However, that also depends on the amount of time that we stay at that level. 

We’ll carry some of that heat over into early next week.  High temps will be in the low 90s… at least.  I mentioned yesterday that we may be bumping up some of these forecast temps.  A lot of times when the heat spills over the Appalachians, the models underforecast a bit. 

Either way it looks like we’ll see quiet weather all the way through the middle of next week.  So long as the pattern doesn’t change.  This means that the weather for the 4th of July looks pretty good so far.  We’ll have updates before we get to that point. 

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler

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