Friday, August 16, 2019
This morning in Huntington at 6:20AM it’s currently 61 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 60, barometric pressure 29.99” and rising slowly. We picked up 0.06” of rain overnight. Yesterday’s high was 80, and the overnight low was 60.
We’ve got a period of active weather ahead of us for the weekend. A warm front will continue to lift slowly northward across the region today bringing additional scattered showers and thunderstorms today. Temperatures will warm into the mid to upper 70s with increasing humidity levels. The front will stall across the region tonight into Saturday allowing for shortwave energy to track along it bringing intervals of showers and thunderstorms Saturday. Some storms could approach severe levels Saturday afternoon. Sunday should bring a break in the precipitation in the morning with some brief high pressure ridging in, but some rain may arrive in the afternoon. Temperatures will mainly in the mid 70s to lower 80s through the weekend, warming well into the upper 80s to near 90 degrees on Monday ahead of an approaching cold front.
We’ll see mostly cloudy skies today with a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be near 77 with south winds around 7 mph. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be be around 63 with southeast winds 6 to 8 mph.
Saturday should be mostly cloudy with a 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be near 79 with south winds around 8 mph. Rainfall amounts between 1/10″-1/4″ are possible with higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Saturday night should be mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows will be around 65 wit south winds around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60% with rainfall amounts between 1/10″-1/4″ possible with higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday’s looking partly sunny with a 30% chance of showers. Highs will be near 84 with calm winds becoming southerly around 5 mph.
Last year on this date we had a high of 79 and a low of 55. We picked up 0.13″ of rain.
Burlington averages for this date are a low of 59 and a high of 79.
The record low was 43 in 1972.
The record high was 96 in 1944.
Length of day: 13:59:38
Today will be 2:42 shorter than yesterday.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 15.4 days old with 99% illumination.
About Today’s Photo:
I was performing in the ‘Dacks Wednesday and went for a paddle on lovely Indian Lake Thursday morning. There were bursts of brilliant red cardinal flowers blooming along the shore in places like beacons drawing me from across the water.
iPhone XR, Halide app.