Thunderstorms Underwhelm But Dry Air Overwhelms Us Wednesday
There were a few thunderstorms this evening but for the most part they have moved along and now we can say goodbye to the heat and humidity and say hello to the driest air mass we have seen here since back in early June. Skies will clear out tonight and humidity levels will drop quickly overnight as lows will be in the upper 50s to mid 60s.
The last of the thunderstorms are offshore now and headed southeast. The cold front did produce stronger storms over Virginia and those storms aren’t coming in our direction as the front sinks southward into the Carolinas. Soon the radars will be taking a break.
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Wednesday will be a terrific day with plenty of sunshine but humidity levels will be very low. Dew points will be dropping down into the 40s. Combine that with highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s and you have what will probably be the best day of the summer.
Unfortunately the dry air will only be here for one day as humidity will be coming back on Thursday as well as higher temperatures. It will be very warm and more humid Thursday with highs in the mid to upper 80s though it will be a little cooler in the Hudson Valley and New England. We could see a few showers Thursday night. In fact the Storm Prediction Center has us at a slight risk for severe weather Friday.
Saturday is going to be a very warm tropical day ahead of a cold front. The remnants of Laura will be moving east across the lower Ohio Valley to Virginia. The front will push through with showers and thunderstorms and the Storm Prediction Center has us in slight risk zone for Saturday. We will pay attention to this.
The good news is that once the front passes dry and cooler air will return for Sunday and Monday with sunshine returning. Sunday will be the better of the two weekend days.
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