Yesterday was rough. High temperatures made it to the mid-upper 90s in the region with some low 90s near the shore. The heat index was up around 105 for many places. Today won’t be quite as hot, but it won’t be too much better either. High temps will still aim for the low 90s. The heat index will be in the upper 90s to lower 100s. The subtle change comes from 2 features at the surface. First, high pressure is still offshore, but it has drifted a little more to the south. Plus, a weak wind-shift line came through last night. So our winds have turned from out of the southwest to out of the northwest.
We have dried out slightly. Dew points are in the 60s and 70s instead of the low-mid 70s. Today we’ll have partly cloudy skies with isolated afternoon showers and storms. It’s interesting that the models still don’t show much rain for tomorrow despite a weak cool front finally entering the region. Highs will be near 90.
The front will stall out over the area during the weekend. This scenario is making it difficult for the models to pin down when and where the rain will fall. It will definitely be cooler with highs in the 80s, but the rain chances are tough to calculate. So for now I’ve put the chance for rain at 50% (that’s a pretty decent chance) for both days. The rain for your specific area will depend on exactly where the front sits. Hopefully, I’ll be able to pin down the chances by tomorrow.
In the Atlantic…tropical storm Debby is pretty much falling apart. It may already have done that by the time you read this. It was moving over cooler Atlantic waters this morning, and it was very unimpressive on satellite.
In national news….There was a recent hail storm over southern Colorado the other day. It caused a lot of destruction, and 2 animals even died at one of the local zoos. Here is a link to some of the amazing video: Colorado Hail Storm.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler