For us, the pattern of wet during the midweek, and then cooler and nice over the weekend should continue … again. How many times has this occurred since Palm Sunday? Almost every week. It is amazing.
This being a new month: July; here is what to expect for this month. (recall June was warm and wet as expected).
Temperatures: above normal (mainly due to humidity and warm nights)
Precipitation: above normal
Highlights for this week:
A cold front with a nice push of cool air will gradually push east through Tuesday. It will stall over us through Thursday. As it does, a Tropical storm will develop off the SE coast of the US. This storm will strengthen and likely become a weak hurricane that will threaten the NC/VA coastline for July 3rd and 4th. The only impact upon us will be to keep the old front on top if us, giving us more showers/storms. Otherwise, the tropical storm will be well east of our area.
Today-Wednesday: becoming hot and humid. Sun mixing with some clouds. Chance of showers and storms each afternoon and into the overnight hours. Any showers/storms will contain some very heavy rain and gusty winds. Best chance will be Wed. High: mid 80s Monday and near 90 Tue and Wed. Overnight lows upper 60s to near 70 all three nights.
Thursday: Showers and storms will be widespread. Expect some heavy rain and maybe localized flash flooding of small streams. Still very humid, but mostly cloudy to partly sunny. High: 87. Low: 64.
Friday: Clearing skies as front shifts further east, and tropical storm heads NE staying away from our area. Humididty decreasing noticeably. A beautiful evening for Fireworks and picnics will be unfolding. High: 80. Low: 58.
Saturday – Sunday: Mostly sunny and beautiful. Lower humidity, but increasing a little on Sunday. High: 80 -85 both days. Lows: mid 50s. Another beautiful weekend is coming. See below where the big 'H' is sitting. Right on top of PA!