Yes, a comfy little stretch will be upon us today, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Today will feel a little humid to start, but more refreshing as the day passes. Tuesday will be ideal: low humidity, a little breeze, sunshine and about 80 degrees. Wednesday will still be lower humidity, but the heat will increase.
A pattern is developing where the core of the ridge is to our W/SW. This is where the main heat will reside. This allows for the NE US to get into a NW flow that allows for weak troughs to bring in cooler air, keeping the excessive heat at bay, for now. Later in the summer (August) I expect this will shift more in our direction. But time will tell.
Raging Debate: The models are debating among themselves over this coming weekend. How hot will it be? Typical July heat of 85? Or excessive heat and humidity of 95? Some models have been trying to put us into the excessive heat for the last 10 days. For example, today -Wed was originally supposed to be in the 90's to near 100! According to some models ... and those same models keep kicking the can of heat down the road. They will be right eventually. But right now, I am skeptical of any long lasting heat in our area. Long lasting in my opinion is 5 or more consecutive days of 91 or higher heat. Locally, we have not done that yet this summer. I don't expect to see it until August.
Details for this week:
Monday: Mostly sunny. 82.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Puffy clouds. 80.
Wednesday: Partly to mostly sunny. Warmer. 85.
Thursday: Sunny to start. Chance showers/storms late. 90.
Friday: Mostly sunny. Cooler. 86.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. 89.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. Chance for showers/storms late. 89.
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.