Period of transition includes strong storms as we break the heat
The rain and storms on Sunday was the beginning of the end for the oppressive heat wave that had us in the 90s for 12 days. A little nugget, of the 22 days in the month of July we were over 90 for 19 of them. Monday brought rain showers and storms again so the heat was broken down even more. With all the tropical moisture in the atmosphere it was bound to happen that we would get a ruckus day or two of storms and Sunday and Monday were those days. Today will be more rainy in nature as a front arrives.
The next round will be associated with the cold front that should dive through the region early Tuesday and linger into the afternoon time frame. Some of these storms will have the potential for very gusty wind that may topple trees and power lines compromised. Stay alert for rising waters as well as the storms are likely to be very big rain makers.
As for the timing we should see storms off and on throughout the day before tapering off after sunset in the eastern counties. Although more rainy than stormy they still may generate lightning and gusty winds.
Once the front moves through there is the potential for lingering showers off and on Tuesday night. Be advised, the rain that will fall may be heavy at times and the flooding potential is relatively high.
Highs on Tuesday will only reach the mid-70s with the rain falling off and on through the morning and early afternoon. Once the rain ends we can look forward to several days of pleasant and dry weather with temps in the 80s from Wednesday through the early portion of the weekend. We may see a few pop up storms, but otherwise a relatively quiet pattern ahead after Tuesday.
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