Summer Is HereJune 22nd, 2014 at 9:13 pm by Tiffany Savona WAVY under Weather
Summer officially began Saturday morning at 6:51 AM, but it didn’t really feel like summer this weekend. It felt more like summer last week when we saw highs in the mid to upper 90s! Highs on Saturday were in the low to mid 80s and today we saw highs around 80°. Average high this time of year is 86°.
Monday will be dry and we will see more sunshine with highs in the lower 80s with low humidity. The weather pattern is going to be somewhat similar to the pattern we saw last week. The difference is that the ridge of high pressure will not be as amplified, which means it will not be as strong as last week. Therefore, high temperatures by the middle of the week will be in the upper 80s and lower 90s, not the mid to upper 90s.
Since the ridge of high pressure will not be as strong, it will flatten out by the middle of the week allowing upper level disturbances to pass through the region. The chance for summertime afternoon storms will go up starting on Wednesday. These storms will likely be diurnally driven, meaning that they will be driven by daytime heating. We are not looking at any washouts this week. Here are the rain chances.
Hope you all have a good week!
-Meteorologist Tiffany Savona