TEMPERATURES REACH LOW & MID 90S, HEAT INDICES 100+
ANOTHER HOT HUMID OPPRESSIVE DAY WEDNESDAY
COLD FRONT ARRIVES LATE THURSDAY
The heat and humidity are just awful today. We have reached the highs of the day in the low to mid 90s and the heat indices are hovering around 100 in may areas. It is just plain oppressive out and it doesn’t help that there isn’t much wind except right along the immediate coast. Dew points are in the 70s and in some places we have them in the mid to upper 70s. The upper high continues to maintain a relatively stable atmosphere with just a few passing clouds and we don’t expect much in the way of thunderstorm development.
Heat advisories continue through Wednesday as we can expect another repeat performance of today. Tonight is going to be another warm steamy night with temperatures likely bottoming out in the mid to upper 70s.
Thursday continues to be the day when the next cold front arrives. It will be hot and humid ahead of it and then some thunderstorms will probably develop late in the day into Thursday evening. This at least will put an end to the heat as we head into Friday and the weekend. Winds will be from the northeast and east Friday and Saturday so highs will just be in the 70s.
The question for Friday & Saturday will be about showers and there will be some passing showers in a few places. I don’t think it will be a washout so go ahead with plans and keep an eye to the sky. It is hard to pick out which day will be the best since showers could be around in different areas every day so it really depends on location. I think the best way to approach this is to understand that the risk is there wherever you might be from Eastern Pennsylvania to Southern New England from Friday right through Monday but there will be long stretches where showers will be few and far between.
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