Summer Heatwave Continues Sunday Into Tuesday Hot Humid 90s
The weekend is underway and we finished day one with highs reaching the 90s in many locations. Areas down near Baltimore got near 100 degrees. Actually Carroll County Airport northwest of Baltimore got to 100 and Baltimore got to 99. Those were the hottest numbers we say today. NYC highs peaked around or just over 90 and it reached the low 90s up and down New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. The Hudson Valley and Connecticut made upper 80s and lower 90s.
The heat today had nothing to work on so much of the Northeast and Middle Atlantic states are free of thunderstorms and many areas are free of clouds too. This will give you another night of viewing Comet Neowise in the northwest sky which should be clear and mostly haze free. It will be a warm and humid night with most lows in the upper 60s to mid 70s.
The launching pad is set for blastoff Sunday with lots of sunshine again and highs that will reach the mid and upper 90s with high humidity. In spite of the heat and humidity the atmosphere looks rather stable and we will probably go another day without a shower or thunderstorm though severe weather is likely in Western Pennsylvania and Western NY as a cold front approaches there.
Monday the Storm Prediction Center has a marginal risk of severe weather From Northern Delaware and Eastern Pennsylvania east across New Jersey, the Hudson Valley and Southern New England including Long Island. I don’t think we will see widespread activity from this but rather some isolated thunderstorms that develop or perhaps a cluster or two. They should be rather scattered in nature. Monday will be another hot day with highs in the low to mid 90s with sunshine unless we see thunderstorms popping up.
There is a weak weather front that is moving through on Monday and there really isn’t much with the front and the relief behind is minimal. Tuesday we will still see highs reach the upper 80s and lower 90s with perhaps a slight break in the humidity as dew points drop into the low and mid 60s from the 70s on Monday. We should see sunshine however for Tuesday.
Wednesday will bring another front and it will be a stronger one so there is a higher chance for showers and thunderstorms Wednesday evening. There might be a better chance for relief at the end of the week as a trough drops in the the Eastern US and some drier air and slightly cooler air tries to come down from Canada.
Wednesday’s highs will be in the 80s to near 90 before the front passes. Then we should another frontal passage late Thursday with a chance for late day storms and highs in the 80s. Fingers crossed for improvement Friday and next weekend though there are some questions at the moment regarding what kind of pattern is setting up longer range.
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