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Hello lower humidity

1 year 2 months 22 hours ago August 25, 2015 Aug 25, 2015 Tuesday, August 25 2015 August 25, 2015 5:51 AM in Weather
Source: WBRZ Weather

Refreshing changes are in store for the remainder of the week.


Today and tonight: You might have noticed a bit less humidity on Tuesday Morning. That is a trend that will continue this week. The afternoon hours will still be mostly sunny and warm with a high temperature near 90, but it won’t feel a whole lot worse than that as the oppressive humidity is exiting south. Tonight is when a really big difference is noted as clear skies and low humidity allow readings to drop into the low and mid 60s. The record low for tomorrow was 62 in 1966, and we’re forecasting 63.

Looking ahead: Wednesday through Friday will be mostly clear and dry. Expect highs in the low 90s and lows in the low to mid 60s.

The Tropics: Tropical attention turns to the newly formed storm in the Eastern Atlantic—Erika. This system will gradually strengthen as it accelerates off to the west over the next several days. Erika is worth a closer watch than Danny as it will move through a much more favorable environment for development. The WBRZ Weather is proud to bring you the fastest, most up to the minute weather updates in the Capital City. Get advisories on Erika as soon as they are issued on our Facebook Page, WBRZ Weather or on Twitter @2StormView. In addition, for a detailed update on Erika, CLICK HERE.


Forecast Discussion: A longwave trough is enveloping the Eastern United States. The shallower column of air is resulting in a bout of lower than average temperatures and dew points for Southeastern Louisiana and Southern Mississippi. Meanwhile, at the surface, an area of high pressure moving from the Midwest to the Ohio Valley will keep a northerly component to the winds through Friday allowing the slightly cooler and less humid air mass to hold in place. Keep in mind that dry air warms and cools more quickly than moist air. So, while a cold front has moved through, highs won’t change much. However, a dew point in the low 60s means temperature can drop that low overnight.


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