After an extended stretch of dangerously high daytime temperatures, a cold front crossing the region will bring us not only relief from the heat but another round of rain today. Steadier rain, with some embedded thunderstorms or at least heavier downpours, will continue through the morning but begin to taper to scattered showers from west to east as the front progresses through the region today. You’ll definitely want to bring your umbrella with you and you may want to budget in some extra time for your morning commute with the rain and some areas of patchy fog this morning. Temperatures will be much cooler and relatively flat throughout the day. It will be surprisingly cooler with temps only peaking in the 60s and 70s today after our extended stretch of 90s. As the front moves east today the rain will taper to showers and eventually come to an end by this evening across the region. Skies will clear out overnight and we’ll enjoy another extended stretch of weather but this stretch will be sunny and much more comfortable with temps peaking in the upper 70s and low to mid 80s for the rest of the work week and then warming into the mid and upper 80s for the weekend with overnight lows in the 50s and low 60s.
It’s also that time of year that I need to remind folks to please, NEVER leave your kids or pets in the car. The interior of your car will heat up extremely quickly and reach dangerous, if not deadly, levels in a very short period of time. If you want to take the dog for a car ride than make it a dedicated ride for them, don’t stop for groceries or to pick something up. It only takes a few minutes for the temperature in your vehicle to reach those dangerous levels. If you have a small child be sure you double check the back seat when you get out.
Meteorologist Jason Caterina
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