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Sunsational To Soggy

Barry Burbank
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After yesterday afternoon’s bombardment of rugged boomers, it was so wonderful to enjoy a day with no weather worries. Thunderstorms are a pain in the &%* to precisely predict for one place to another so I have grown to dislike them immensely over the years. Do you like these beasts? At this stage of my life, in the summer, I prefer quiet peaceful days with low humidity and sunshine yielding daytime highs in the 70s and nighttime lows in the 50s. This is perfect for all the outside activities that I enjoy. Last week’s excessive heat and high humidity makes many of us lethargic and I prefer to be energetic and on the go. Well, for those of you that desire more hot weather, you may get your wish at the end of this week. In the meantime, showery and cool weather will exist at least for a couple of days.

An upper level disturbance digging southeastward toward the Northeast will be the catalyst in creating spells of showers of varying intensity ranging from downpours to drizzle through Tuesday.There will be some spotty lightning and thunder as the air turns humid and more unstable. The action commences just in time for the morning commute tomorrow and still may be ongoing for the morning commute on Wednesday. This system will close off into a complete cyclonic circulation and spin around the region for a few days. Eventually, it will lift out to the northeast enabling a blast of blazing heat to approach at the end of the week. Presently, it appears that the core of this scorching air mass will peel out underneath us across the Mid-Atlantic States but the northern flank of this hot stuff will brush by so I am expecting highs exceeding 90 degrees next Saturday with a gradual cooling trend to follow.

Tropical Storm Debby is just barely creeping northeastward from its position centered about 100 miles south-southwest of Apalachicola, FL. With maximum sustained winds of 60 mph, Debby could intensify into a minimal hurricane before making landfall. Its very slow movement suggests that much of FL west to LA will receive flooding rains that might end up being massive. For more information, log on to the National Hurricane Center.

Melissa Mack delivers her AccuWeather Forecast in the morning and Todd Gutner follows later in the day.

Make it a great week!

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