The summer downpour season has been on hold this week save for the far southern Coalfield region and the high country of WV, KY. Now Tony says there is hope that something can break thru the dry air wall.
After a week-long hiatus, the 90s made their return on Sunday and will stick around for the next several days. Rain has also been on hold for many - in fact, over a week in some locations. However, storm chances will also ramp up in the coming days.
Afternoon temperatures on Sunday and Monday will reach the low to mid 90s as fairly dry conditions continue to dominate across the Tri-State. However, scattered showers and thunderstorms will round out the upcoming week, which should eventually knock down temperatures slightly towards the end.
After nearly a week in which high temperatures stayed below average, hotter temperatures are back for the weekend and beyond. Humidity will stay at a manageable level for the next few days, then a surge in moisture brings the sticky feel back along with chances for showers and thunderstorms.
After the intense heat for much of July, the first few days of August have felt more like fall, with comfortable temperatures and lower humidity. This trend will continue for only a couple more days before heat builds back across the Tri-State.
A cold front crossing on Tuesday will bring the opportunity for scattered showers and thunderstorms across the Tri-State. After that, many locations are likely to remain dry through the weekend as temperatures heat back up.
Temperatures will be near, if not slightly below, average to start off the week ahead as scattered showers and storms dot the Tri-State. By the weekend, drier conditions and hotter temperatures will take hold.
Scattered showers and storms will remain in the forecast for the next several days. However, no day will be a “washout” as plenty of dry hours are still expected. Afternoon temperatures will generally hover in the 80s, a far cry from the 90s that were seen for much of July.
July has proven its grit when it comes to hot weather as 17 of 23 days have hit 90 degrees with a handful of others in the mid to upper 80s. No surprise since July is often the hottest month of the year. And don't think the heat is done just yet!
The month of July has scorched with 17 of 21 days soaring into the 90s. Starting Wednesday through Friday, Tony says July will have to work some magic to continue that string. Cooling downpours are the reason.
Summer heat waves and dry spells go hand in hand. Rule of thumb, the drier the summer the more 90-degree days we see. This year we have reached 20 days already, which puts us ahead of last year's torrid pace.
A Heat Advisory is in effect during the afternoon and early evening hours on Sunday as oppressive heat is expected. Despite a brief reprieve from the heat towards the middle of the upcoming week as storm chances increase, temperatures look to quickly rebound by next weekend.
Hazy, hot, and humid conditions will dominate the weekend, with only isolated shower and storm chances. By next week, storm coverage will become greater, and temperatures will back off somewhat towards the end of the week.
The Tri-State is now in the midst of an oppressive heatwave. Storms will continue to be scattered in nature through the start of next week before a greater coverage of storms is expected by the middle of the week as temperatures turn “less hot.”
A new heatwave is now underway, and afternoon temperatures will continue to soar to the 90s in the days ahead. However, higher humidity and a daily risk for scattered showers and storms both return to the picture as well.
The summer of 2020 is quickly earning a notorious reputation for heat and dryness. Mind you not everyone is dry, but in the aggregate the clime is one of summer heat and slime! Tony headlines a new heat wave.
Afternoon temperatures will be kept in check for the start of the work week before a new blast of summer heat arrives for the rest of the week and into the upcoming weekend. The latter half of the week will also see the daily risk for scattered showers and thunderstorms.
After a comfortable Saturday with dry conditions, storms return to the Tri-State on Sunday. While the heat is kept at bay in the near-term, much hotter temperatures will return for the middle and end of the week ahead.
Monday saw a bit better coverage of scattered showers and storms across the Tri-State. However, some areas still missed out on the rain, and virtually all locations saw afternoon temperatures reach well into the 90s. This trend will continue through Friday, then the weekend presents a better opportunity for showers and storms, along with cooler temperatures.
The week ahead will feature continued hot temperatures with higher humidity and a chance for storms each day. However, storms will be of the scattered variety until the weekend, when storm coverage should be greater and temperatures will not be quite as hot.
Hot temperatures will persist through the Fourth of July weekend and well into next week. The only thing that may hamper the heat some is the opportunity for scattered showers and thunderstorms, which will return to the forecast on Monday.