Monday, June 18, 2018
This morning in Huntington at 7:05AM it’s currently a muggy 67 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 90%, dewpoint 64, barometric pressure 29.85” and falling slowly. Yesterday’s high was 86, and the overnight low was 62.
We’ve got an active weather day on tap today with several rounds of potentially strong to severe storms, along with very warm and humid conditions. Thunderstorms will develop ahead of a cold front—mainly this afternoon into the evening—then come to an end later tonight. Any thunderstorms that form will be capable of producing very heavy downpours with potential for isolated flash flooding, gusty winds, and frequent lightning. Temperatures are expected to reach the mid to upper 80s this afternoon, with localized valley locations around 90. This combined with dewpoints around 70 will create heat index values well into the 90s. It’ll be muggy! Much cooler and drier air will follow the frontal passage making for a pleasant day on Tuesday.
Morning sunshine will give way to showers and thunderstorms today mainly after 2:00PM. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Highs will be near 88 with a heat index as high as 96. Winds will be out of the southwest wind at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80% with rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Tonight showers and thunderstorms are likely before 2:00AM, diminishing to a slight chance of showers between thereafter. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Lows will be around 60 with west winds 6 to 8 mph becoming northerly after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 90% with precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Tuesday should be sunny with a high near 74 and northwest winds 11 to 13 mph.
Tuesday night should be clear with a low around 51 and northwest winds around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Wednesday’s looking sunny with a high near 81 and calm winds becoming westerly 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with a low around 51 and north winds around 6 mph.
Last year on this date we had a high of 88 and a low of 69.
Burlington averages for this date are a high of 77 and lows of 56.
The record high was 97°F in 1994.
The record low was 40°F in 1964.
Length of Visible Light: 16h 44m
Length of Day: 15h 31m
Tomorrow will be 0 minutes 10 seconds longer
The Moon is a waxing crescent, 5 days old with 26.5% illumination.
About Today’s Photo:
These bright, reflective yellow flowers are quite common and often overlooked. It’s nice to take a good close look sometimes though…
Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/11, 1/500″ exposure.