Much cooler, more pleasant, and enjoyable weather is finally here! After several days of humid and very hot weather with unsettled weather, a cold front moved through on Tuesday evening. While showers and thunderstorms were not numerous, they were present. In fact, storms dropped hail and caused isolated wind damage in parts of Southeast New York as they moved through an unstable atmosphere during the mid evening hours. This morning, the humidity and oppressive airmass is long gone.
Today will be a true winner of a day, when it comes to summer weather. High pressure is settling in, bringing with it a northwesterly breeze and much cooler air aloft. At the surface, the air will still warm into the middle 80’s during the day under full sunshine. It is hard to get a day like this in the middle of July, but it looks like we will run off a string of them over the next few days. You won’t find us complaining about that! Some weather highlights:
- Smoke from a brush fire in North Brunswick can be seen extending more than 100 miles into the Atlantic Ocean early this morning.
- High temperatures will still reach into the 80’s today with plenty of sun. This will make for a warm, pleasant and dry day with low humidity.
- There are zero hazards on our client-based hazards briefing for the next 8 days. This is the first time this has happened since last Spring. That noise you heard? It’s a sigh of relief from our forecasting team.