Beautiful Sunday Afternoon Severe Weather Risk Monday Humidity Drops Tuesday Wednesday
It appears that Tropical Storm Fay has helped do a little pattern altering across the Northeast and Middle Atlantic States. We are enjoying a lovely day of mostly sunny skies in most places. There are more clouds as you head up into Central and Northern New England but for everyone else it is a nice mid July afternoon. Temperatures are in the 80s. Dew points are not overly unreasonable today. Shower and thunderstorm activity should be at an absolute minimum for the rest of this afternoon and evening. Much of the area remains quiet on regional and local radars.
Tonight should be clear and warm with lows in the upper 60s to middle 70s. Then we set up for a cold front approaching Monday and a very warm and humid day with highs in the mid to upper 80s. Thunderstorms are possible in the afternoon and evening and the Storm Prediction Center has us in a marginal risk for severe weather for Monday.
The good news is that the air mass coming behind the front has some humidity relief with it so Tuesday and Wednesday should be nice days with sunshine and highs into the 80s but the humidity levels will be low as dew points drop into the 50s. It will be comfortable and no shower or thunderstorm activity is indicated for those two days.
It would be nice if dew points could remain this low however looping the dew point map starting Tuesday and taking us into next weekend shows the dew points will be coming up starting Thursday and into next weekend. Temperatures will trend higher again however it doesn’t look as if we will pushing heat extremes going into the weekend. The week looks quiet from the standpoint of showers and thunderstorms with no real threat until perhaps at some point next weekend when another front approaches. Overall we are in a good spot here for the next 5 to 7 days.
MANY THANKS TO TROPICAL TIDBITS FOR THE USE OF MAPS
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