Back To The 90s This WeekJuly 6th, 2014 at 9:15 pm by Tiffany Savona WAVY under Weather
Hurricane Arthur moved out just in time for folks to enjoy the holiday weekend. I hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th of July. Highs on Saturday were around 80° and today we saw highs in the low to mid 80s. Average high this time of year is 87°. The heat and the humidity will make a big return this week starting tomorrow.
We are tracking a weak area of low pressure off the coast of Florida and Georgia that will move northeast during the day tomorrow. The low may get close enough to North Carolina to bring the Outer Banks a few showers tomorrow, but chances are only running around 20%-30%. The rest of the region will remain hot and dry with highs in the lower 90s. Winds will turn more southwesterly tomorrow, ushering in the warmer air to the south.
Tuesday will be the hottest day of the week with highs in the mid to upper 90s. Average high on Tuesday is 88°, while the record is 102° set back in 2012. A large upper level trough (big dip in the jetstream) will move east and bring a cold front closer to Hampton Roads by Wednesday afternoon, allowing for a few afternoon storms to develop.
This cold front will stall out across Hampton Roads Thursday and Friday bringing better rain and storm chances to the region. Some computer models are even hinting that the front may linger across the region this weekend. Right now I have a slight chance for rain on Saturday. If the front remains draped across the area this weekend, then rain chances will be going up on Saturday and Sunday.
Here is the link to Jeremy’s latest blog on heat safety tips. Remember to take the heat seriously. Heat is the number one weather-related killer in the U.S. Stay cool this week!
-Meteorologist Tiffany Savona