Sunday, July 25, 2010

Heat Buster moves through this Evening with Strong Thunderstorms ! Monday and Tuesday will feel refreshing. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 7:00 PM

7/25/10
Sunday AM

12:00 PM Update:
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is now in effect until 7:00 PM this evening.

http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/watch/ww0534.html

A strong cold front now draped from the Ohio Valley into Northern PA, will press south today and sweep through the Delaware Valley early this evening. Ahead of and along this front, showers and strong thunderstorms will develop during this afternoon and continue into this evening. Some storms could produce, strong gusty winds, heavy downpours, and hail.

Before this occurs, we'll all experience one more day of hot and humid weather. Highs today will be in the mid 90's and humidity levels quite high with dew points between 75-80. But relief is on the way behind this front, for both Monday and Tuesday. A cooler and refreshing northerly breeze, will usher in lower humidity and temperatures in the Upper 80's for both days. Though the upper 80's is still quite warm, it will feel good folks.

So far, This has been a record breaking hot Summer, with June breaking the record for the hottest June on record, now the month of July is on pace, to also break a record for the hottest July on record. The record for the month of July is 82.4 F and as of today we are 82.3 F with a week to go, and temps expecting to be near and slightly above average for the week.

Getting back to this upcoming week, temps will still be hot, but nothing extreme. We should heat back up to the lower 90's for Wednesday and near 90 on Thursday. Another strong cold front will move through later Thursday bringing even cooler temps and low humidity, for Friday into next weekend. During this period, highs will cool to more warm values in the mid 80's and lows in the low to mid 60's. This will be more of a pattern change, as a trough sticks and sets up over the Great Lakes and NE, keeping us in a Northwest flow of cooler Canadian air, and low humidity levels. This pattern change should last into a good part of the following week, so relief is on the way, as we gradually step down to more near normal temperatures.

Take Care,
Ruggie

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