Heat Should Start To Simmer Down Tonight
Good afternoon everyone. The weather definitely lived up to the hype as the mercury climbed into the 90s for the second straight day here in Northern Middlesex County. Heat advisory still remains in effect for much of the Mid-Atlantic Region including Southeastern Pennsylvania, much of New Jersey, Delaware, Eastern Maryland, and Southeastern New York.
However, conditions appear to be improving. Looking at the latest weather roundup courtesy of the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly, New Jersey, temperatures are generally in the upper 80s to low 90s with the exception of Newark, which is broiling at 97 degrees. The heat index there is up to 99 degrees. Elsewhere, heat indices are no higher than 97 degrees.
Winds are beginning to shift. On the increase all day, the steady breeze that has developed has increased a bit, and now is coming out of a westerly, northwesterly, or northerly direction. Went out for a couple walks so far today at work, and it is more comfortable outside than it was a few hours ago. Skies are mostly clear over the region right now.
While there is a ball of convection rolling through the Ohio Valley, it looks like that will stay to our south as it heads eastward. A weak cool front will be crossing the region by tonight if it hasn’t already. By the looks and feel of things outside, it appears that the front has already pushed through. Behind the front, high pressure is expected to move in, and give us some of the air conditioning that only mother nature can provide.
Temperatures are expected to fall into the upper 60s tonight as skies will clear out completely. Nice day is in store for Wednesday. Even though the temperatures will still be in the upper 80s to near 90, there will be a Northwest wind ranging from 5 to 15 miles per hour to usher in the relatively cooler, and drier air from Canada. Weather will continue to improve with more sunny skies, and temperatures dropping into the mid 80s for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.