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WEATHER BLOG: Hazy, Hot & Humid

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The dome of high pressure roughly centered over the Atlantic to east of North Carolina will be the main weather factor for our hot, humid weather today and tomorrow and viewers need to be prepared for the combination of the heat and humidity, but no advisories or warnings at this point as noted in the severe weather section of this form. For those headed to the beaches today and tomorrow the swimmers have to be aware of a a slightly higher than average risk of rip currents. Additionally the upwelling that has been occurring has put some temperatures along parts of the beaches as low as the 50s, but that has been more of a localized effect and many other spots range up into the 70s. As far as the thunderstorm chance this afternoon, those appear to run up on the western and northern periphery of the dome of high pressure to our north and west.

As far as the thunderstorm chance tomorrow afternoon, it will be higher once again farther to the north and west of our immediate area, but we continue to cover for one in the area tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow evening. We looked at things and thought the timing of the old mid/upper level trough coming eastward was slow enough that our main player was still the dome of high pressure, even though it shifts a little farther south and east. So we play it as only a t-storm in spots tomorrow afternoon and think that pops are no higher than 30% tomorrow afternoon and may be down to 20% mention or below. We hesitate to make a move from removing at this point as in the hot, humid air mass there could be isolated storms popping up. Temperatures and humidity will stay up tomorrow about right where they are today, but there will probably be a few more in the way of clouds, but still more sun than clouds.

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