BLOG: Humidity Will Start To Climb

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Bernadette Woods

Believe it or not, a cold front went through. It turned our winds around to the northwest, dropped our dewpoints/humidity significantly, but didn’t do much with the temperatures. We still got to 96 degrees this afternoon.

That’s not quite the record of 98 degrees, just much closer to the record than the average of 87 degrees. Today makes it the 14th day in a row with temperatures of 90 degrees or higher. The record is 25 set back in 1988. We may not hit that, but this heat is going to continue.

Dewpoints/humidity will start to climb tomorrow as temperatures top out in the 90s again. There is the slight chance for a pop up thunderstorm late in the day. Then, a cold front comes swinging through here on Monday. A few thunderstorms are possible with the front, and it will continue to pump up the heat and humidity ahead of it. Even when the cold front does move through, there’s just not really any cool air to follow it. Highs will continue to top out near 90 degrees in the middle of the week.

Another cold front will move our way late in the week, prompting the chance for scattered thunderstorms. It will pump up temperatures a little ahead of it once again.

In the tropics…

There is a new tropical wave being monitored closely by the National Hurricane Center. It is about 750 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. There is a good chance this could become a more organized tropical system, and we will keep you updated on its progress.

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