Heatwave Reachs Its Peak 100 Degree Highs Severe Weather Risks Monday
Today will be the hottest day of the heatwave which now is in its 6th consecutive day of 90 degree plus highs. Some places like Newark New Jersey for example are working on their 5th straight day of 100 degree plus highs. Humidity levels which were desert iike yesterday will be higher today making it rather oppressive.
Urban centers around NYC, Newark, Philadelphia and Boston will see 100 degree highs. Along the immediate coast a wind from the southwest will help to hold the temperatures down a bit but highs could still reach low and middle 90s before sea breezes take hold.
The atmosphere will be more unstablet today so there could be some scattered late afternoon and evening thunderstorms that pop up. However Monday brings a cold front and the last day of the heatwave. Lows tonight will be in the mid 70s to lower 80s. Monday’s highs will reach 88 to 94 thanks to more clouds. The Storm Prediction Center has a large area of slight risk for severe weather indicated for Monday from Southeastern New England to Eastern Virginia.
This cold front will mark the end of the consecutive highs of 90 degrees plus, ending it at 7 days. There will be some humidity releif coming Tuesday and Wednesday as the cold front sinks southward. Leftover cloud will give way to some sunshine Tuesday with lower humidity and highs in the 80s. Wednesday looks okay as well with some sunshine, highs in the 80s and reasonable dew points. We will have to watch this front to see if it gets hung up to our south which may complicate things with showers either Tuesday or Wednesday but we will lean optimistic for now.
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