A month ago after our major heat wave of late June and early July, I felt that we would not have consecutive 90 degree days that rest of the month. That was correct. We didn’t come close.
Last week I said that the coming Sunday (yesterday) and Monday (today) would come close to being consecutive 90-degree days. I wasn’t certain, but it could happen. Well from what I can tell, the valleys, seem to have reached 90. Today they will likely reach 90 or 91. And even make a run for it on Tuesday.
So, we might technically have a heat wave by the end of Tuesday. But 90 degrees is about 5 degrees above the seasonal average for this date … big deal. It’s supposed to be warm/hot and humid in August. So please, ignore the hype chatter.
The warmth of today and tomorrow will interact with a cold front on Wednesday. Some scattered storms will pop up on Tuesday, but the widespread stuff will occur Wed. Some brief very heavy rain could cause some minor water issues (ponding on roads, street corners, clogged drains, etc). But the flash flood threat is low.
A dry couple of days looks on tap for Thursday and Friday as high pressure takes control.
Saturday looks good to start, but then a slow-moving trough to our west, ridge to the east may pump more wet weather our way with the threat for some heavy rain sometime between Sat night and Tuesday. Hard to tell now how much, but something to be aware of. We’ve been very wet this year, so a wet signal is likely the correct one.
Pastor Terry. He received his bachelors degree in Meteorology from the State University of New York at Oneonta, in 1994. The education continued as a hobby by reading the blogs of some of the best forecasters in the business. Although forceasting the weather is an imperfect science, it is a pleasure to follow what the Creator has made.