Monday, July 15, 2019
This morning in Huntington at 6:35AM it’s currently 54 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%. Dewpoint 53, barometric pressure 30.03” and rising slowly. Yesterday’s high was 79, and the overnight low was 51.
This week will see a gradual increase in heat and humidity as several factors contribute to a trend towards hot and muggy conditions by the end of the week. High pressure over the region today through Tuesday morning will bring dry conditions. Highs today will be about 5 degrees warmer than yesterday, and by Tuesday we should see highs in the mid 80s as a warm front lifts into the region bringing noticeably more humid air. This will also lead to showers and thunderstorms especially on Wednesday as a shortwave trough slides through. Daily chances for showers and thunderstorms will persist through Saturday with locally heavy rainfall possible as moisture from the remnants of tropical depression Barry moves into the region. By Friday, conditions should be downright oppressive with temperatures hitting the low to mid 90s with dewpoints in the mid 70s heading into the weekend.
We’ll see sunny skies today with a high near 80 and light west winds becoming northwesterly 5 to 9 mph in the morning. Tonight should be mostly clear with a low around 57 and calm winds becoming southerly around 5 mph.
Tuesday should be mostly sunny with a high near 85 and south winds 6 to 10 mph. Tuesday night should be mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers. Lows will be around 68 with southwest winds 6 to 9 mph.
Wednesday should be mostly cloudy with showers likely in the afternoon. Highs will be near 84 with southwest winds around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80% with rainfall amounts between 1/10″-1/4″ possible. Wednesday night should be cloudy with showers likely. It’ll be muggy with lows around 66 and calm winds. Chance of precipitation is 80% with rainfall amounts of less than 1/10″ expected.
Last year on this date we had a high of 87 and low of 58.
Burlington averages for this date are a low of 61 and a high of 81.
The record low was 44 in 1960.
The record high was 93 in 2013 (we had a high of 90).
Length of day: 15:11:44
Today will be 1:33 shorter than yesterday.
The Moon is waxing gibbous, 13 days old with 97% illumination.
About Today’s Photo:
For me, chicory is a symbol of high summer. These lovely native perennials are now in bloom along roadsides and in fields, and their wide range of blue hues—from powder to indigo—are a pleasure for the eyes. Chicory has been used as a food additive for generations in a wide variety of foods. If you’ve had the spicy coffee featured in New Orleans, you’ve tasted chicory.