Summer heat continues to pump into the area, bringing air temperatures into the 90s for the sixth day in a row this year. Interestingly, we hit 90º for the first time of 2019 just last week–a whole month later than our first 90º reading of 2018 which occurred in May–but we haven’t looked back since. We are now carrying on a streak that hasn’t materialized in this area since at least 2012, though that 90º spree lasted a whopping 22 days.
After a mild night in the 70s we’ll be making another run for the 90s Tuesday, though the one fly in the ointment would be any afternoon convective development (scattered thunderstorms) that might materialize. That strong ridge of high pressure will flatten a bit starting tomorrow, leading me to believe rain chances are slightly higher tomorrow than they’ve been for several days. Best window for rain would be after about 2 pm.
More scattered thunderstorms, but slightly cooler temperatures, will be in the forecast each afternoon and early evening Wednesday through the first part of the weekend, and yes, that unfortunately includes the Fourth!
Cross your fingers for a few dry hours in time for the firework shows!
ABC21 Chief Meteorologist