Posted by Jeremy Reiner
Today marks the halfway point of meteorological summer (June 1st-August 31st). Amazing how fast it is going and also how hot and wet it has been. Usually it's either hot or wet but not both. The culprit has been the jet stream working in tandem with the Bermuda high pressure. We've had stretches where the jet stream has delivered several days of wet & humid weather. Normally, this jet stream would then flow out of Canada for a few days with dry air but this year the Bermuda high pressure has been moving from the Atlantic northwest into New England not allowing us to dry out and pumping some wicked heat into the region. Double whammy.
No different as we begin the second half of summer. Another hot day across southern New England with many cities & towns in the lower 90s. Toss in some humidity and it will feel like 90-100. In terms of thunderstorms, only a 10% of 1 or 2 popping up in southern New Hampshire and the Worcester hills. The next few days will hold onto the hot & humid pattern as the Bermuda High continues its vacation here in New England. By Saturday a cool front will approach the region and will kick off showers & t-storms late in the day. By Sunday we will finally see a refreshing bubble of dry air from Canada settle in for a few days.
Stay cool (and classy)