Sunday, July 31, 2016

Heat and Humidity Set to Return for the Beginning of August

The break in the humidity was nice this weekend.  Unfortunately the front that brought us the relief also brought excessive rainfall last Thursday and Friday.

As we get ready to welcome in another month, it also appears as if we'll be welcoming in another round of heat and humidity.  Dew point temperatures will warm from the 60's into the 70's, possibly middle and upper 70's, by Tuesday afternoon and evening.  High moisture will remain in the atmosphere until Thursday night when a cold front comes through.  Unfortunately, with the higher moisture content any storms that do develop could produce heavy rainfall.

A ridge of high pressure will develop over the central United States as weak low pressure systems ride over top the ridge.  This will bring a chance for storms Tuesday morning, and again during the afternoon.  A weak cool front slides closer Wednesday which will keep a chance for storms during the afternoon.  Heads up for the start of the Ogle County Fair.

By Thursday the front will push back north bringing highs possibly into the low 90's.  By Friday, a cold front comes through with temperatures back near seasonable (low 80's) for the upcoming weekend.

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