Heat, High Humidity, Through the Week

We’d escaped prolonged heat and humidity through the first several weeks of the summer. The second half of June and first half of July featured an abundance of sunshine and fairly low humidity levels overall. That pattern translated to some very nice weather around the area to kick off the summer.

Unfortunately (for the comfortable-weather-lovers) we’re transitioning deeper into July and this time of year it’s tough to keep the heat and humidity away. Warm southwesterly winds are the rule in the summer season and that typically results in rising temperatures and increasing dew point levels. Such is the case this week.

The next several days will undoubtedly be the warmest / most uncomfortable so far this summer. Temperatures will climb well into the 80s, flirt with or exceed 90F at times, and dew point values will hover around 70F through at least Sunday of the upcoming weekend. Right now, it looks as though the hottest days will be Wednesday (near 90F) and Saturday (again near 90F). Dew point values look to peak on Thursday – low to mid 70s.