Pinpoint Weather: Drying out over the holiday weekend, not as hot

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The heavy rain has come and gone, here are some of the totals from the downpours and deluge most of us experienced Thursday and Thursday night.

Looking forward to the weekend it will be a much less active pattern and a much cooler one at that. I do hesitate to say cooler since we will still be in the 80s for the most part this weekend, but compared to the upper 80s and low to middle 90s this week, cool just seemed appropriate.   Bottom line is… it will be a nice weekend to enjoy any outdoor activities.  

There are a number of Fireworks Displays this weekend and make sure to check out this story here on the website to help you plan out the weekend

As for the weather, Saturday looks to be the milder of the long holiday weekend, which includes Monday for some.  High temperatures will be in the upper 70s to low 80s with just a bit of a breeze from the northwest. Dry air and the light breeze will aid in the evaporation process of the groundwater, so the mud will be present, but getting reduced by the hour. 

Saturday night is going to be dry and cool with a lot less humidity.  Expect temps to be in the 60s past midnight and the skies should be mostly cloud free. If your neighborhood is hosting professional fireworks this Saturday there should be no issues from the weather.

Sunday will be a bit warmer as we start to transition back into the heat. Highs will be about normal for early July, topping out in the upper 80s. The air is still on the day side as high pressure regains a foothold in the Commonwealth. Sunday night will be mostly clear too, but some clouds may start to creep in but overall, they should not inhibit the festivities of the weekend.

Monday brings back the hot weather. Highs will be in the low 90s and we may start to feel some of the humidity again.  In the mountains there is a chance for some spotty showers or storms in the heat of the afternoon, but most location will just see a mix of clouds and sunshine. More of the same on Tuesday with temps a couple degrees higher. 

Wednesday and Thursday may bring back the rain so enjoy the dry pattern for now if you wish, just make sure to always stay hydrated.

Also, Elsa is now a hurricane, the first of the Atlantic season, and will be churning things up in the Caribbean over the weekend. Next week she is expected to move over eastern Gulf of Mexico and scrap along the west coast of Florida before making landfall over the panhandle.  Well out from now and the forecast cone will be changing significantly each day, but this is where we are now.

Stay Safe.

John Carroll
Chief Meteorologist

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