PM Update: No 90s, Showers and Storms Possible
Showery Thursday? A little cooler for now
The cold front responsible for ending our heat wave stalled out close enough to keep us socked in with clouds much of the day, though we are seeing a few breaks this afternoon. Highs are reaching mainly into the mid-80s with an upper 80 or two. Still warm and humid, but not too bad compared to recent days. Many spots have stayed dry with just a few showers making it in so far. As we head into evening, more showers and storms are possible.
Through Tonight: Showers or storms -- a few possibly strong -- should be most numerous in the evening (mainly between 6 and 11 p.m.), but I can't rule out a passing shower through the overnight. Evening readings dropping through the 80s should bottom out in the upper 60s and lower 70s.
Tomorrow (Thursday): An upper-level system should slowly track along the front to our south and this may give us a period or periods of rain showers through much of the day - starting in the morning and tapering during the afternoon or evening. We'll cool it down another notch on Thursday as highs range from 80 to 85 across the area.
Warm July Globally: AccuWeather's Brett Anderson examines NASA's Goddard Institute of Space Studies determination that July 2009 was the second warmest on record. The global anomaly was +.6C (+1.08F), ranking only behind the strong El Nino year of 1998. One of the few "cool spots" happened to be across the northeast U.S., but warm areas far outnumbered the chilly ones.
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