Thursday, August 10, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 7:20AM it’s currently 59 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 59, barometric pressure 30.21” and rising slowly. Yesterday’s high was 78, and the overnight low was 54.
Weak high pressure across the region today and Friday will do its best hold off showers, but increasing humidity and daytime temperatures will help to spur isolated thunderstorms this afternoon, and scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms on Friday. Skies should be partly sunny with high temperatures reaching the lower 80s in most valley locations today and Friday. A more vigorous upper level trough and associated surface low moving out of the Great Lakes will bring more widespread cloud cover and greater coverage of showers and embedded thunderstorms and Saturday with lingering showers Sunday
We’ll see partly sunny skies today with a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the upper 70s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Tonight should bring a slight chance of thunderstorms until midnight. It’ll be partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers. Lows will be in the lower 60s with light and variable winds.
Friday should be partly sunny with a 40% of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs will be around 80 with light and variable winds, becoming southwesterly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Friday night should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers. Lows will be around 60 with south winds around 10 mph.
Saturday should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Highs will be in the mid 70s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Saturday night should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Lows will be in the upper 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 59.
The record high was 97°F in 1949.
The record low was 47°F in 1922.
Sunrise: 5:49 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:04 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 18m
Length of Day: 14h 14m
Tomorrow will be 2m37s shorter.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 17.2 days old with 93% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:44 PM EDT
Moonset: 8:41 AM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
I don’t think I’ve noticed Queen Anne’s lace with a bit of blush before, but I’ve seen several instances of it this season in our front field. This stately composite flower attracts a wide range of pollinators.
Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 640, f/18, 1/400″ exposure.