Welcome to July
More Heat, Humidity and Pop Up T-Storms
Published Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 6:50 PM…
Good evening… we are in the middle of a good old fashioned spell of July warmth and humidity. For those of you who like this type of weather, you are in for a fantastic spell of warm and humid weather. If you are not a fan, well, keep those air conditioners running.
As we head into tonight, look for another muggy night. Because the air is so warm and humid, it is also unstable. The result could be a stray evening t-storm or two through about 10 PM. While these storms will have a lot of instability to work with, they don’t have a lot of shear or forcing to keep them going. As a result, the severe threat with any storm is quite low. At best, a storm will pop up, rain heavily, produce some lightning and thunder, then collapse in on itself. Fortunately, the coverage on these storms looks very isolated. By mid evening, look for clearing as lows only fall into the 65 to 70 degree range. A calm wind will only add to the mugginess.
It is rinse and repeat tomorrow. We’ll see mostly sunny, warm and humid conditions Of course, we will have to deal that ever present chance of an isolated afternoon shower or t-storm. Look for highs between 85 and 90. Heat indices will warm well into the 90s. Be sure to dress for the heat. If you work outdoors, be sure to take it easy.
Looking ahead… unfortunately, little change in the pattern is expected through the middle of next week. Look for very warm and humid days followed by muggy nights. We’ll see highs in the middle 80s to lower 90s for the July 4th Holiday, with temperatures slipping back into the middle and upper 80s for the rest of the period.
And, as has been the case, we’ll have to deal with at least a slight chance for a pop up afternoon shower or t-storm each day. Storm chances look to increase a bit early next week as a front meanders through the area.
Overall… welcome to July my friends! -WKBT Cory Malles