Review of the Past Week:
What a humid, sticky week this past one was! Whew! Pretty normal temps during the daylight hours, but very warm nights. The last time we were in the 60s was Sunday morning June 30. That’s warm for around here. I must admit, the forecast was about a B+ level. A little too wet for Tue – Wed, and too cool for Monday, otherwise the rest was very good. It was also wet early on. Hopefully this coming weeks forecast will be as good or better.
The humidity will stick with us for the first part of the week, and then drop as less humid air descends from Canada late in the week. It will continue to be wet regarding precipitation (at least there will be some good chances for rain several days). We will stay in a moist pattern for at least the next 10 days.
Sunday – Tuesday: Very warm and humid, partly to mostly sunny skies with daytime temperatures near 88 each day. Any showers or thunderstorms during this time may contain heavy torrential rain that can cause some localized flash flooding. Nighttime temperatures will continue to be around 70.
Wednesday: Becoming breezy and hot. We will have mostly sunny skies with afternoon temperatures into the lower 90s. Once again it will be very humid. Nighttime temps will stay above 70 once again. There is a slight chance for a shower or storm, but only very late in the day.
Thursday: Partly sunny, very humid, breezy with temps climbing quickly into the mid 80s. Strong cold front will enter the area during the afternoon, bringing some strong storms with heavy rain and some strong winds as well. It will become less humid during the night.
Friday: Cooler, with much less humid. Mix of sun and clouds with temperatures near 80 and a refreshing breeze. It should be a nice dry day and if it stay clear at night, the morning temp for Sat may be in the upper 50s … open the windows!
Saturday - Sunday: Deep moisture associated with a stalled front will be just to our east, and may back westward toward us. Right now I would say we will be on the edge of the wetness, giving us some showers and a storm or two but not a washout. Sunday looks wetter than Saturday as that system moves slowly west. Temperatures will be in around 82 with humidity levels creeping up again. Nighttime temps will be around 65.
Hint thru July 21: Our wet pattern should remain through at least the first part of the week. Indications are for the heat to remain in the west and the cool in the central and humid but seasonal weather in the east. I expect a typically warm but humid week again. No excessive heat waves, nor any droughts coming soon.
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.