Today’s weather will be a gift. It will almost be like a taste of early Fall in the middle of July. The wacky weather continues today with extreme heat in the central and western U.S. Meanwhile we will have some mild and dry air over most of the East.
A cool front has settled to our south. High pressure is building in from the northwest.
High temperatures will be in the low-mid 80s this afternoon. The humidity will be low, and we’ll have plenty of sunshine. There will be a light northeast breeze.
Tomorrow, we’ll have more of an onshore breeze (easterly). This will increase the humidity a little bit. We may catch a stray shower or two in the region off of the ocean, but the chance is low. Otherwise we’ll be partly sunny with highs in the mid 80s.
By the weekend the forecast wettens up quite a bit. However, the Saturday forecast is becoming a bit tricky. The cool front will have stalled out to our south for a while. A weak area of low pressure is forecast to form along the front. The low is expected to form over coastal North Carolina, and then it will creep north during the day. Most models have rain for Saturday morning near the low in our region. Then they carry the low north through the day. Some models push the bulk of the rain north to our north during that time. Other models keep the rain going here from the late morning into the afternoon. So the models are currently going back-and-forth a little as to how much rain is in the region during that time. For now I’ll say that there is a pretty good chance for at least scattered showers. We’ll just have to see what the next couple of updates show. We’ll have some more scattered showers (if not widespread) from Sunday into early next week. Stay tuned for updates.
In National News…this year is on track to have one of the lowest tornado counts in years. Tornado Alley has been very quiet compared to the average this year. It is a good thing, and an interesting statistic. Here is the article with more information: Low tornado count 2018 so far.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler