BLOG: Hot With Storm Chances
By Justin Drabick
Temperatures remained on the hot side this weekend with highs in the mid 90s but at least humidity levels remained low.
Dew point temperatures, which measure the moisture in the atmosphere, were in the 50s! That’s pretty low for the middle of summer.
When the dew points are above 65, it feels pretty humid out. The humidity will climb a bit tonight and on Monday but nothing like the past week.
Sunny skies will start the day on Monday but a cold front advancing form the northwest will increase some clouds during the afternoon.
The front will also bring a chance for some scattered showers and storms Monday afternoon and evening. Some storms could contain strong gusty winds and heavy downpours. We certainly could use some more rain but no storm damage. We are down 2.33” of rain for the year in Phila. We are not in drought status but are a bit dry across southeast PA.
Mostly sunny skies return for Tuesday and remaining hot with highs in the low 90s. Another disturbance will move out of the great lakes Tuesday night and move across the northeast on Wednesday.
Expect more clouds on Wednesday with the chance of a few showers and possible thunderstorms. The increased cloud cover should keep highs in the 80s. This would put an end to our 6th heat wave of the year. Skies remain sunny for the rest of the week before more storm chances arrived on Saturday. Have a great week!