Heat…Storms…Heat…StormsJuly 23rd, 2012 at 8:03 am by Jeremy Wheeler under Weather
It’s not exactly a typical Summer weather pattern… Heat…storms…heat…storms, but it’s also not far off the mark. We’ve had troughing over the eastern U.S. lately, and this has led to a pretty stormy Summer. It’s funny saying that because up until last weekend there were some folks that were experiencing drought conditions. Friday and Saturday’s rain helped us all out in the short-term, but some folks from the Peninsula northward probably could still use some more. Some of my weather watchers in the region had 2-4 inches in that time-frame. We did have a nice cool down over the weekend, but the humidity…Oh the humidity. It was bad this morning. As I stepped out the door, I noticed that it was coated with drops of dew. My eyes almost fogged up coming out of the A.C. There was also some light fog in the region. There wasn’t much rain except for a very heavy downpour over the southern Outer Banks. A strong thunderstorm moved over Salvo and Avon in the mid morning hours:
High pressure is building in today, and the stationary from that was here over the weekend is gone. So we’ll have more isolated to scattered showers and storms this afternoon. We are heating up though with a southwest wind at 10-15mph. So highs will be back in the low 90s.
Tomorrow the cold front that is currently in the Midwest will quickly make its way here. Out ahead of it we will have a quick moving line of storms that could even bring some severe weather. (Sound familiar?) This is most likely to happen tomorrow evening. Highs will be in the mid 90s tomorrow with a heat index up to 103. We’ll have a nice day on Wednesday. Highs will be in the upper 80s with…dun..duh..duuhhh…lower humidity and partly cloudy skies. However, the heat will quickly return on Thursday with highs right back in the mid 90s again. I like heat, but I’m not a fan of the long stretches of humid weather. It seems like some years we have a stormy pattern in the Summer, and some years run much drier with not much middle ground. This is definitely a wetter year. 2004 was another that comes to mind. Course that was a busy tropical year. This year??? Stay tuned.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler