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Summer, before the fall

Hot, humid, and sunny
Posted at 2:27 PM, Sep 08, 2020

Summer is in full swing for the early and middle parts of the week. Temperatures will routinely make it into the middle or upper 80s with a dew point temperature centered around the 65-degree mark. What will be nice about this is the fact that we mostly stay rain-free through it. As of now, it’s just hot, humid, and sunny.

The next best chance for rain will not arrive until the weekend as a cold front moves overhead and parks it over the region. While waiting on the front, things stay in a stagnant pattern. Temperatures will remain hot through midweek and even Thursday before starting to cool. Humidity will be slight to moderate, but not overly uncomfortable. The cool down will come with the next cold front. This front has been stalled to our north since the early parts of last weekend. Late-week it will slide south and bring in cooler air. At first, it will not bring much in for showers or storms. There may be a few pop-ups in the afternoons, especially south and southeast, but not much else. Moving into the weekend, with the lower pressure and the increase in moisture better chances for rain will be in place. Don’t expect a wash out, but scattered storms will be plenty. Heavy rain, gusty wind, and lightning will be the usual suspects.