Finally, we have some drier air in the forecast. It feels like it has been super humid for so long. Grass cutting has been the worst as the morning dew would hang out for the entire day. So it’s been like baling wet hay for about 3 weeks now. Last night the relief arrived. A wind-shift line moved through, and it brought a few showers with it. It has turned into a mini cool front, and now it has pushed to our south.
Dew points have already dropped into the upper 60s to near 70. They will continue to fall to the low-mid 60s this afternoon. Now that’s not bone-dry, but it is a lot more comfortable. We’ll have a north breeze at 5-15mph today. This should keep high temps in the mid 80s. It will be a nice day. The north breeze should also allow the water to slowly recede in southern Virginia Beach, Knotts Island, and the adjacent waters of the Albemarle Sound.
We’ll start off tomorrow with mostly clear skies and lows in the 60s. High temps will be near 80 tomorrow with fair skies. There will be a northeast wind that will keep things nice and comfortable again. Then we’ll be in the low 80s on Friday. We’ll heat up a little on Saturday with increasing humidity. I’m not expecting rain at this time. We will have a cool front move in on Sunday and Monday. We’ll have more clouds and a few showers. However, I think we’ll have more heat and humidity by the middle of next week. Ironic since the first day of Fall is Saturday.
One more thing…If you have the sniffles lately, it’s probably from the ragweed. This is the season and the recent warm temps and high humidity have kicked it into high gear. Also, mold has been an issue with the recent weather conditions. Both are moderate today. (at least).
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler