Daily Archives: August 11, 2019

Time posted: 1:51 am

Steamy Before The Stormy

Good Sunday, folks. We have a surge of heat and humidity on the way for the next few days, but a cold front looks ready to beat that down by the middle of the week. That front will bring an increase in showers and storms as it sweeps in across the region. Unfortunately, another shot of toasty temps will follow all that up.

Temperatures today start very pleasant with upper 50s to low 60s. A mix of sun and clouds will be noted through the day as temps return to the 85-90 degree range for many. Humidity levels still won’t be very high at all, but could be just high enough for a stray storm in the west…

Most stay dry.

Monday fins a little better chance for a storm or two in the west as temps head toward 90 in most areas. Humidity levels will continue to climb, so it will feel the steamy part.

A strong cold front moves our way later Tuesday into Wednesday to give us the best chance for widespread rain in the past few weeks. Some healthy thunderstorms may accompany this front as it slams through here…


The European agrees…

Temps do come down in a fairly steep way behind that system and should carry us through Thursday, but the numbers should quickly jump by the end of the week into next weekend. That’s when another surge of heat takes a punch at us from the southwest.

As I mentioned with my last post, there’s also the potential for a ring of fire pattern to develop. The Canadian and European Models take that one step further in developing an upper level system and some kind of tropical/semi-tropical system off the east coast…

That would once again knock any heat surge back down pretty quickly. Of course, there’s a long way to go and a short time to get there.

Admit it…  you’re wanting to watch Smokey and The Bandit after that line.

Have a great Sunday and take care.