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In order for the heat and humidity to truly break, we need a strong push of air from the northwest.
That type of flow would lower dew points and make the air feel much more comfortable. For those of you who love heat and humidity, this pattern you're enjoying shows little sign of breaking down any time soon. I think we will have to wait until almost the end of the month or early next month before we see an extended period of dry air.
Many folks use the term dog days to describe this type of weather where we have little wind, warm air and plenty of humidity. While there were some very big showers Tuesday in some areas with torrential rain and even street flooding, I don’t see anything like that today. As a matter of fact, the chance of rain is nearly zero.
It will be a nice beach day today with tides high in the mid-afternoon hours and water temperatures at their warmest of the year.
We haven’t had a lot of unsettled weekends this summer, but the upcoming one might be. Since there isn’t a big push of air from the north, a front is going to become stuck in the area and act as the focal point for clouds and showers. It’s not going to rain all the time, but there is the chance showers could form both Saturday and Sunday.
Again, there will still be lots of humidity though.
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high in mid to upper 80s.
Tonight: Warm and muggy. Lows 65-70.
Thursday: Sun and clouds with a shower possible. Muggy. Highs in the mid 80s
Friday: Lots of clouds, muggy. Highs in the lower 80s.
Saturday: Clouds and some sunshine showers developing at times. Highs in the low 80s.
Sunday: Clouds and some sunshine. Scattered showers. Highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s.
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