Wednesday, August 21, 2019
This morning in Huntington at 7:00AM it’s currently 61 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 60, barometric pressure 29.91” and falling slowly. Yesterday’s high was 83, and the overnight low was 55.
Low pressure moving out of the Great Lakes this morning will lift a warm front through the region bringing showers and embedded thunderstorms today. A few stronger afternoon thunderstorms are expected with gusty winds, locally heavy rainfall, and frequent lightning. The low will pass to our north this evening dragging a cold front through the region late tonight into Thursday morning bringing a few additional light rain showers. Cool Canadian high pressure building into the region Friday will bring noticeably cooler and drier conditions for the weekend with high temperatures generally in the 70s Friday through next Monday.
We’ll see cloudy skies today with chance of showers this morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely this afternoon. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Highs will be near 79 with south winds 8 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60% with rainfall amounts between a 1/4″-1/2″ with higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Tonight showers and thunderstorms are likely, mainly before 8pm. It’ll be mostly cloudy with a low around 66 and south winds 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60% with rainfall amounts of 1/10″-1/4″ with higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday should become mostly sunny with a 30% chance of lingering showers in the morning. Highs will be near 78 with southwest winds around 9 mph becoming westerly in the afternoon. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with a low around 53 and west winds around 6 mph.
Friday’s looking mostly sunny with a high near 70 and northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Friday night should be partly cloudy with a low around 53 and northwest winds around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Last year on this date we had a high of 78 and a low of 53.
Burlington averages for this date are a low of 58 and a high of 79.
The record low was 43 in 1941.
The record high was 93 in 1945.
Length of day: 13:45:46
Today will be 2:48 shorter than yesterday.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 20 days old with 72% illumination.
About Today’s Photo:
I woke up the other morning at our marina in Grande Isle and saw these two birds on the breakwater. The heron is one I’ve seen before as it hangs out among the docks and in the shallows along the shore. I guess the gull was there to supervise…
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @ 300mm, ISO 800, f/11, 1/250″ exposure.