Thursday, July 5, 2018
This morning in Huntington at 6:40AM it’s currently a muggy 68 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 68, barometric pressure 30.21” and steady. Yesterday’s high was a sizzling 95, and the overnight low was 66.
We’ve got one more day of hot and humid weather on tap today to bookend the historically significant heat wave that we’ve been “enjoying” for the past five days. A cold front approaching from the northwest will kick off showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and evening into Friday morning. Behind this front, cooler more seasonal temperatures are expected for the upcoming weekend. I, for one, can’t wait for this change. As the forecaster at the National Weather Service in Burlington wrote: “Aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh. That’s the sound everyone will be making.” I couldn’t agree more!
We’ll see sunny, hot, and muggy conditions today with a high near 96 and heat index values as high as 103. Winds will be light out of the south this morning increasing to 5 to 10 mph by midday. There’s a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2:00PM. Tonight showers and thunderstorms are likely. Lows will be around 72 with southwest winds 9 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70% with rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Friday showers and thunderstorms likely before noon with partial clearing in the afternoon. Highs will be near 77 (aahhhh!) with northwest winds 9 to 14 mph gusting to 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60% with precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Friday night should be mostly clear with a low around 50 and northwest winds at 6 to 11 mph becoming light after midnight.
Saturday’s looking sunny with a high near 74 and calm winds becoming northerly 5 to 8 mph in the morning. Saturday night should be mostly clear with a low around 54 and calm winds.
Last year on this date we had a high of 82 and a low of 48.
Burlington averages for this date are a high of 81° and a low of 60°.
The record low was 44° in 1962.
The record high was 98° in 1911.
Length of Visible Light: 16h 34m
Length of Day: 15h 22m
Tomorrow will be 1 minutes 4 seconds longer
The moon is waning gibbous, 21 days old with 60% illumination.
About Today’s Photo:
Vetch’s pretty purple flowers are commonly seen in fields and along roadways this time of year. A member of the legume family, vetches have a long history of cultivation by humans dating back 9,500 years ago. You can read more about it here.
Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/8, 1/400″ exposure.