Weather: Is this Florida or the Northeast? (7/23/2018)

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Planner for Tuesday July 24 2018

Monday was only the start of this sticky weather pattern. Scattered rain and embedded downpours will continue through the week, along with little to no break from the humidity. Monday night, dewpoints and temperatures will slowly fall in the low 70s. It feels way more like Florida than the Northeast! Yes, we’ll have some isolated rain around while we’re sleeping, but unfortunately, it’s not the type that brings cool comfortable relief. 

Tuesday, showers and storms will be hit or miss. We’ll have more dry time than we had on Monday but it’ll be hotter and just as humid. A couple spots may run toward 90°! Whether we hit the mark or not, thanks to the mugginess, it’ll feel like it’s around 90-95°.

Our next shot at widespread rain arrives Wednesday morning. Much of the day will be wet, warm and muggy. There will be embedded downpours and cracks of thunder. Meanwhile, highs will get into the low to mid 80s. The steadiest rain will move east Thursday morning but isolated to spotty showers and thunder will stick around through Thursday afternoon. Heat and humidity continue with highs in the low 80s. We should pick up another .50-1″ of rain between the two days. Still not enough for you? There will be isolated higher amounts close to 2″.

Still not enough rain? Well, the messy, unsettled, hot, muggy, Floridian pattern continues on Friday. Expect scattered showers and thunderstorms to get going during the afternoon. We’ll be keeping a close eye on the severe threat but as of now, it appears low. That said, lightning, downpours and wind gusts near/over 40mph will be possible in the strongest storms.

Rain and thunder continue Friday night but gradually end Saturday morning. Saturday afternoon is trending drier but we still may have to contend with a couple passing showers. What you’ll notice the most is a drop in humidity. It won’t be a big crash of refreshment but it will be enough to make sleeping and being outside a little easier.

Have a great week!

Skytracker Weather Intern Sarah Levesque & Chief Meteorologist Sean Parker

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