Friday, August 3, 2012
This morning in Huntington at 6:00AM it’s currently 61 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 61, barometric pressure 29.88″ and rising. 24hr high was a muggy 85, low 60.
Warm, muggy and unsettled weather should be the rule for the upcoming weekend. We’ll see partly sunny skies today with a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly this afternoon, as weak low pressure and associated cold front move into the region from the west. Highs will be in the mid 80s with dewpoints in the mid- to upper-60s. Winds will be from the Southwest at around 10 mph, becoming westerly this afternoon. Chance of rain is 30%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms until midnight. Lows will be in the lower 60s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 20%.
Saturday should be partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon as the aforementioned low stalls to our south, turns around, and heads back north as a warm front bringing with it warm and muggy air. Highs will be in the upper 80s to low 90s with dewpoints into the 70s making for a sticky day. Winds will be light and variable, becoming southerly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 30%. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be in the upper 60s to low 70s and muggy with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 30%.
Sunday’s looking partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. It’ll be humid with highs in the upper 80s and low 90s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 40%. Sunday night should bring showers and thunderstorms out in front of strong low pressure and an associated cold front moving in from the west. Lows will be in the upper 60s. Chance of rain is 70%. A break in the heat and humidity should arrive Monday after the passage of the cold front.
Last year on this date we had a high of 79 and a low of 50.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 81°F and lows of 60°F.
Record high was 97°F in 1988.
Record low was 42°F in 1964.
Sunrise: 5:42 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:13 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 15h 37m
Length of Day: 14h 31m
Tomorrow will be 2m 26s shorter.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 15d 5h old with 98% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:42 PM EDT
Moonset: 7:28 AM EDT