At Least It’s Not Humid?
HOT TEMPERATURES CONTINUE; LOWER HUMIDITY MAKES IT MORE TOLERABLE, THOUGH
After a frontal boundary moved through most of the area save parts of the extreme southeast reaches of our viewing area near Americus, we’ve seen lower humidity and rain-free conditions. That’s the good news. The bad news? Dry air in the summer heats more efficiently. We saw highs today still in the middle 90s even behind the front, providing little relief on the thermometer, but easier to deal with since the matching humidity has abated. The difference will really be felt at night: lows will be in the 68-73 range tonight as opposed to the upper 70s readings we saw earlier this week.
Tomorrow and Saturday will see more of the same conditions: primarily rain-free with a few fair weather clouds around each day and highs in the 93-97 range. Heat index values may touch the 100 degree mark but will not be as oppressive as we saw
earlier in the week.
Shower and thunderstorm chances return in earnest Sunday as southerly flow brings a moisture boundary up from the Gulf, putting us back in the very humid air. This time, however, the humidity and rainfall will work to temper the hot air mass, putting highs back down to normal in the upper 80s to lower 90s.