Archive for August 15, 2015

THE SPECTACULAR WEATHER CONTINUES THROUGH THE WEEKEND… A SLOW INCREASE IN HUMIDITY IS EXPECTED EARLY NEXT WEEK… WE MAY SEE SHOWERS AND STORMS LATER NEXT WEEK

The incredible weather that we’ve been experiencing of late will continue through the weekend. When dew points are in the 50’s in August, you know we are in a very unusual weather pattern. Normally, at this time of year, dew points are near 70 degrees. With a low risk for rip currents, this might be an ideal day to hit the beach. However, with the drier than usual air, you may feel a bit chilly when you leave the water. That is because the water on your skin will evaporate faster than it would if it was very humid outside. Evaporation creates a cooling effect on your skin, which is why we perspire when we are overheated. High pressure that has been causing the nice weather will slowly move offshore early next week. Our winds will shift to a more southerly direction. You know what that means…. an increase in heat and especially humidity. As it looks right now, rain chances should remain on the low side through the middle of next week. Once we get to Thursday or Friday, we should see a better chance of showers and storms, especially when a frontal system approaches. However, we still have several great days of beautiful weather to go so get out and enjoy it!… On the tropical scene, the Atlantic Basin is quiet, and as I’ve said before, we are approaching the time of year when we can have the long tracked tropical cyclones move westward across the Atlantic. It’s known as the Cape Verde season. No sign of any storms developing over the next day or two. El Nino and other factors are keeping a lid on hurricane season this year. However, don’t let your guard down. All it takes is one storm to impact our area. That’s it for now. Have a great weekend!

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