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Adding To The Hot Summer

Posted at 10:50 PM, Aug 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-27 22:50:17-04

The Muggies have returned for us and they’ll be hanging around for the most part into next week.  We may see a brief reprieve Thursday and into Friday with rain around, but above normal temperatures and humidity look to be the order of the day.

We just missed 90 on Sunday, but we just made the threshold on Monday.  The high of 90 gave us our 23rd 90 degree high or better for the year (1 in May, 7 June, 11 July and our 4th in August today).  We’re looking at another 90 degree possibility on Tuesday which would take us to 24, and getting us to our annual average (1900-2017).

Tuesday Highs
Tuesday Highs

Although our 90 degree days is not far at all from normal, the summer itself will rank decently high for the warmth, but it will be because of a lot of very warm nights.  That is a function of how much humidity has been around (and also why our rainfall has been pretty regular and your grass is really green) with dew points often in the 70s.  Temperature can’t fall below the dew point so we see a lot of really warm nights.

At this point, the Labor Day weekend is looking pretty typical…very warm (almost hot) and humid with just a few isolated t-storms.  We’ll continue to hone that forecast down (especially for game day Saturday!) as we get closer.

All the best to you and yours…

Bill