July is in the rear view mirror, and August will kick off with a classic summer day.
Sunshine and blue skies will kick off the day, with a light west wind helping temperatures quickly rise into the 80s by noon. As we push into the afternoon, we’ll see a few clouds mix in at times. With the heating of the afternoon, we’ll see one or two T-storms flare up. These storms look very few and far between, but they could provide a brief rain delay to your area. Here’s a simulation of the radar from 6am this morning to midnight tonight.
The first storms pop up shortly after noon, with the most numerous between 4pm and 8pm. When we say ‘numerous’, that’s a relative term. There is only roughly a 30% chance of seeing a storm in any location, and focused in the western half of the HV. But we wanted to highlight the threat just the same.
This will be a theme that sets up for the rest of the week, as the conditions will favor the stray afternoon T-Storm. But in general, it’s standard for what you might expect during the summer.
Looking back at July, we heard some people say it was too hot… some people said it was too rainy… some said it was too cold. All in all, the temperatures were right near average, and the rainfall was actually a slim margin below average.
A bit hard to believe based on some of the feedback we’ve been seeing over the last month. The most notable statistic is certainly that the rainfall was a full inch below average. That may not be true for all of the area, because much of the rainfall in the summer comes via thunderstorms, and those can be very hit-or-miss in nature as you know. Either way… July was pretty standard as far as statistical averages are concerned.
Have a great day!