Steamy Weather's Return
Posted by Pete Bouchard
Hard to find anything to fuss over with this weather pattern. However...with hotter temps and some humidity sprinkled in, I'm sure someone will have an axe to grind with Mother Nature in the days ahead.
And we might have an opportunity to make the gardeners happy too. Next week is a little bit wetter - not to the degree that we'll wash out any one day, however. It's just that we'll be prone to pop-up storms. Sure, it's a pattern change of sorts; one that puts us in the cross hairs of SLOW moving storms with TORRENTS of rain.
And it's important to note this milestone. We've seen the blazing sun and we've felt the relief of passing cool fronts. But now we're deep into summer, and tropical air has taken command of most of the country east of the Mississippi, leaving us vulnerable to juicy storms. Best chance for getting hit by one of these "gully washers" is Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday. (Timing is tentative, so don't cancel plans yet.)
Anyway, back to the heat. Steamy air will again combine with the jump in temperatures to bring us a stretch of hot weather that will fall one day short of a heat wave. If there's any saving grace in our "wetter pattern" next week, it's that the clouds and storms will keep us sub-90. Unfortunately, there's no give on the humidity: it stays high throughout the entire week.