WEATHER BLOG: First Summer Weekend

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Today will be another seasonable day as summer heat will continue to slowly build into the region in the next couple of days. Today will start out mostly sunny but some cumulus clouds will build during the afternoon. High pressure currently in the Atlantic ocean will allow for temperatures and dew points to climb a couple more degrees today from yesterday. High temperatures will still be within a couple degrees of normal so this airmass is fairly normal for this time of the year. With high pressure still in control of the region today will be another dry day with no threat of thunderstorms.

There really won’t be a noticeable uptick in the humidity today, but on Sunday most dewpoint temperatures are expected to climb into the 60s… This isn’t even really considered “oppressive”, but it will be a noteworthy change from yesterday and today. With most area temperatures expected to return to the mid and even the upper 80s tomorrow and a few degrees warmer in most places for Sunday. A chance for a thunderstorm on Sunday will probably be confined to the higher elevations located north and west of the major cities and the coastal plain… So, those outdoor weekend plans for most of us (with the possible exception being of those who are headed to the Poconos and plan on being there Sunday) shouldn’t be impacted by the weather… And, of the course of the next three days, the temperature will be climbing to levels that are slightly above the seasonal averages… Very warm and more humid weather is expected to prevail during the first half of next week, and there will probably be a few widely separated showers and thunderstorms occurring — if not later on Monday, then definitely Tuesday and Wednesday.

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