Last Day of Acceptable Humidity (For A While) Today

Hello everyone,

Today’s forecast brings me great sadness, not because we’ll have to endure terrible weather, but because we’ll have to bid farewell to dew points anywhere near (let along below) 60.

Satellite imagery this morning shows a mix of sun and clouds across the area as low-level moisture leftover from yesterday’s onshore flow slowly disperses. Expect skies to gradually clear out through the rest of the morning. A few more clouds will arrive this afternoon/evening as our next frontal boundary begins drifting towards the region from the west. Just like yesterday, we’ll be mostly dry across the area today, but I can’t rule out a brief shower in the mountains later this afternoon.

Beginning tomorrow, we’ll have to endure an onslaught of tropical moisture. Dew points (the best way to measure how humid the air feels) will soar above 70 (that’s really humid) and stay there at least until Saturday or Sunday as a tropical system (potentially Tropical Storm Fay) moves up the coast. That system will bring heavy rain to the region on Saturday regardless of whether it acquires a name.

Get your air conditioners ready.