Thursday, July 18, 2019
This morning in Huntington at 6:40AM it’s currently 57 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 56, barometric pressure 29.97” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.98” of rain in the past 24hrs (1.11” for the storm). Yesterday’s high was 80, and the overnight low was 55.
We’ve got a pleasant summer day on tap today courtesy of high pressure currently building into the region. We’ll see temperatures warming into the mid to upper 80s with comfortable humidity levels. The high will slide eastward today allowing for a southerly airflow which will lift a warm front through the region overnight bumping up humidity levels tonight and ushering in hot and humid conditions for Friday and Saturday. Daytime highs both Friday and Saturday will be pushing into the mid 90s with dewpoints in the 70s, so it’ll be hot’n’muggy. Chances for convective thunderstorms will exist for Friday and more so on Saturday, and any storms that do develop on Saturday have the potential to be strong to severe. A cold front will move in on Sunday bringing some relief from the heat and humidity with more seasonable weather expected by early next week.
We’ll see mostly sunny skies today with a high near 81 and light and variable winds becoming southeasterly 5 to 8 mph in the morning. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a low around 64 and south winds around 7 mph.
Friday should be partly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1:00pm. It’ll be hot and muggy with highs near 87 and south winds around 8 mph. Friday night should be mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be around 71 with southwest winds 5 to 8 mph.
Saturday should be partly sunny with a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms. It’ll be hot and muggy with highs near 92 and southwest winds 5 to 8 mph. Saturday night should be mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers. Lows will be around 69 with west winds around 6 mph becoming calm after midnight.
Last year on this date we had a high of 74 and a low of 47. We picked up 0.06″ of rain.
Burlington averages for this date are a low of 61 and a high of 81.
The record low was 47 in 1956.
The record high was 99 in 1953.
Length of day: 15:06:44
Today will be 1:43 shorter than yesterday.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 16 days old with 98% illumination.
About Today’s Photo:
Moneywort (A.K.A. creeping jenny, herb twopence and twopenny grass) is a European import that has established itself here in North America and is considered invasive in some regions. It grows in mats in moist soils near ponds and streams. The name refers to the bright yellow flowers resembling coins.
Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/4.5, 1/125″ exposure.