July 22nd, 2014
Another pretty nice day here in PA. More humid, but not terrible, and certainly not that hot. In fact its just about typical for the hottest time of the year. We average highs into the middle 80's at this time of July, so today is pretty "normal." In fact it would have been a great day to be at the beach. Not too hot and not too cool.
This really has been a great summer for those who dislike the high heat of 90+ temperatures, and want to grow a garden and lots of flowers. Also, beach weather hasn't been and with so many great weekends this year so far. But if you want cool refreshing nights, its been a toss up. Some good and some really warm sticky nights. This is mainly why we are averaging slightly above average temps for the month of June and so far for July.
What to expect the rest of this month? More of the same. The heat is out west and the cool is in the central and east.
What I mean is warm midweek, cooler end of the week, then humid for late this weekend and early part of next week, before a big shot of cool air comes down from Canada again. No heat wave this week or next. Despite what some were saying several days ago. A couple of very warm/hot days is about all we will get. There will be rain/thunder on Wed evening into early Thu morning, but that is about all until the second half of the weekend.
Tuesday - Wednesday: Times of clouds and sunshine. Humid. Very warm to hot on Wed with highs in the mid 80's Tue and near 92 Wed. The nights will be very warm and muggy with lows near 70. Thunderstorms are likely Wed evening. Some strong gusty winds and heavy rain are likely. This line will move relatively slowly so many should get a good rain out of this front.
Thursday - Saturday: Much nicer and cooler. Clouds and sun Thu, mostly sunny Fri and Sat. Highs in the upper 70s to 80 Thu and Fri, but near 85 of Saturday. Nighttime lows in the lower 50s Thu and Fri night, but near 60 for Sat night. No rain for these three days.
Sunday - Monday: the weekend will start dry but could end very wet. A strong trough will be setting up in the eastern US, and this will have a good low pressure system with it. But this forecast is tricky with two possible outcomes. (One option is that the low goes to our west, the other is that one piece goes to our west, but another goes to our south, before curving north through New England. Obviously, very different weather and very different temps under each scenario.) I expect a little bit of both. The main low will go to our west, thus putting us in the tropical feeling air mass, but a strong piece of energy will flow over our area, thus providing the focus for afternoon, evening, nighttime storms. Some could be severe. Highs Sunday will be near 85, lows near 65. Mondays highs near 80 and lows near 60. Much cooler beginning Tue with Highs in the middle 70's.
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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.