Friday, August 4, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 7:00AM it’s currently a muggy 65 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 65, barometric pressure 30.00” and steady. Yesterday’s high was 86, and the overnight low was 59.
Low pressure over the northern Great Lakes will swing a slow moving cold front through the region today which, combined with surface heating and instability, will produce additional showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. Like previous days, some of the stronger storms will be capable of producing small hail, gusty winds, and brief heavy rainfall. Breezy southerly winds will warm temperatures back into the 80s today before much cooler and eventually drier air arrives by Sunday afternoon.
We’ll see partly sunny skies today with a chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds, small hail, and heavy rainfall this afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 80s with south winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph this afternoon. Chance of rain is 30%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms until midnight, then a chance of showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds, small hail, and heavy rainfall until midnight. Lows will be in the mid 60s with south winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of rain is 40%.
Saturday should be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds, small hail, and heavy rainfall in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 70s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers. Lows will be in the lower 50s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday’s looking partly sunny and cooler with highs around 70 and west winds 15 to 20 mph. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 50s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 85 and a low of 57.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 80 and lows of 60.
The record high was 95°F in 1944.
The record low was 44°F in 1914.
Sunrise: 5:42 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:12 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 35m
Length of Day: 14h 29m
Tomorrow will be 2m27s shorter.
The Moon is waxing gibbous, 11.5 days old with 89% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:03 PM EDT
Moonset: 2:52 AM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
The bee balm is in bloom now in several places around our property. It’s distinctive caraway aroma fills the air. The blossoms remind me of court jesters in their jangly hats.
Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/3.2, 1/3200″ exposure.