Tropical Downpours Usher In Heat Relief Today

Hello everyone!

You may notice it’s raining this morning, widespread shower/thunderstorm activity is noted across the region as of 8 AM. If you’re not in on the rain yet, it’s coming soon. This morning’s rains are fairly heavy, owing to the amount of moisture available to be squeezed out of the atmosphere. These downpours will sweep offshore early this afternoon, and behind them, NW breezes will chart a course straight from low dew point heaven. Look for Td’s (shorthand for Dew Point) to drop from the low 70’s this morning to  the 40’s by this evening. NW breezes will also set up an upslope/downslope pattern for cloud cover, with cloudy conditions hanging tough in the mountains and sunny skies developing along the coastal plain. Highs today will range from the low 60’s in the north to the mid 80’s in the south.

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2 thoughts on “Tropical Downpours Usher In Heat Relief Today”

  1. So far, at least where I live the foothills, the thundershowers have been a big disappointment: brief and only light amounts of qpf. The heavier bursts have been very very brief and not amounting to much. It appears most are weakening considerably as they head east with just a few light flare-ups.

    1. Yeah we got burned by the time of day. If this front was 12 hours earlier or later, it would’ve been a show. But there’s still one more line to come down off the mountains. Even if there’s not too much QPF, it should be heavy at least for a few minutes

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