Saturday, August 13, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 7:20AM it’s currently a foggy 67 degrees under low overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 67, barometric pressure 29.85” and rising slowly. We picked up 0.43” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 85, and the overnight low was 66.
A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for our region through Sunday evening.
Low pressure currently over the Great Lakes will slide along the stationary front that’s been draped along the international border and across our region today. Deep tropical moisture will bring period of heavy rain and intermittent showers. The front will eventually pull to our east late Sunday allowing for cooler and drier high pressure to arrive Monday.
We’ll see showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms this morning, then showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Locally heavy rainfall possible this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 70s with northeast winds around 10 mph, becoming southerly and gusting up to 25 mph this afternoon. Chance of rain is 90%. Tonight showers and thunderstorms are likely until midnight, diminishing to occasional showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Locally heavy rainfall possible. It’ll be humid with lows in the upper 60s and south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 90%.
Sunday should start out mostly cloudy in the morning, then become partly sunny in the afternoon. There’s a 60% chance of shower and thunderstorms, mainly in the morning with locally heavy rainfall possible. It’ll be humid with highs in the lower 80s and southwest winds around 10 mph, becoming westerly in the afternoon and gusts up to 25 mph. Sunday night should be cloudy with a 40% chance of showers. It will remain humid with lows in the mid 60s and west winds around 10 mph.
High pressure will build in Monday bringing partly sunny skies and lower humidity levels with highs in the lower 80s and northwest winds around 10 mph. Monday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 60.
Last year on this date we had a high of 75 and a low of 54.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 80 and lows of 59.
The record high was 97°F in 1947.
The record low was 43°F in 1930.
Sunrise: 5:53 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:59 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 09m
Length of Day: 14h 05m
Tomorrow will be 2m41s shorter.
The Moon is waxing gibbous, 9.7 days old with 73% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:19 PM EDT
Moonset: 1:20 AM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
Tiny dew drops cling to this spider’s web in our front field like strings of pearls draped between blades of grass.
Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/7.1, 1/640″ exposure.