We have been in the broiler now for nearly a month, with temperatures running consistently above average since mid-July. We even had a stretch of 16 consecutive days of 90º temperatures that took us into early August. I've heard lots of folks asking when it's going to get cooler and now there's finally an answer to their question!
A rather strong cold front will come pushing across the country through the week. In the middle of summer, fronts can sometimes have difficulty moving all the way through Virginia and into the Deep South, but this time will be different. A strong area of Canadian high pressure will drag some refreshingly cool air in from the north, giving us a taste of below average temperatures for a change. In addition to bringing cooler air into central Virginia, our humidity levels will also drop. Having less moisture in the air means it won't feel quite as muggy and this will also allow our overnight lows to cool off more!
Here's a sneak peek at some of the forecast numbers for later this week to give you an idea of how much cooler we will be:
Thursday afternoon: 83º
Thursday night: 61º
Friday afternoon: 84º
Friday night: 63º
Some of the latest computer models indicate that we could even cool off into the 50s on Thursday night. This is something we will continue to monitor through the week, but regardless, this will be some of the coolest weather we have had in about a month!
How do you plan to enjoy the upcoming cool down? It will be nice to let the air conditioner take a break!