COLUMBUS (WCMH) - After a nice weekend temperature wise for the first full weekend of summer, we have started the work week off a nice note as well with temperatures a few degrees off the normal. While not real warm, it has still been warm enough to hit the local pool or splashpad.
Over the next few days we are going to be watching our temperatures remain on hold while a low tracks to our north, and brings a couple fronts through our area. The 2nd front will dry our air and clear our skies for the 2nd half of the work week.
Behind this front, a ridge of high pressure will build in, and this will give us ample sunshine, and temperatures that are going to surge heading into the end of June/start of July.
In fact, readings should push back into the lower 90s just in time for Friday, and stay at or slightly above 90 heading into the weekend.
At this point I do not think we are going to see a ton of clouds or rain chances over the weekend.
But as we head into next week and the high begins to drift further away from us, we should be on that outer ring, and will get even more heat and humidity, which should bring feels like temps into the upper 90s to near 100, and afternoon storms back by next Monday.
For Red, White, & Boom we are looking hot!
No shocker there, it is typically around the warmest period of the year. Now it will not be hot like in 2012, but it will be above normal, as temperatures should remain in the upper 80s to lower 90s. Just like last year too, I think we will be keeping an eye on the radar for the event.
The forecast from the Climate Prediction Center at NOAA looks for above normal temperatures for our area for the first week of July.
The above is the outlook for Sunday (July 1st) through next Thursday (July 5th). Notice the dark orange/red colors across our area. It is an almost safe bet that we will be above the normal average of 85 degrees during the time period.
The 8-14 day outlook from the Climate Prediction Center is a bit more tame, but still running above normal for the 1st third of July.
On a plus note we are still seeing above normal rainfall across our entire area for the past 30 days, so the soil is still moist and this should keep temps from record levels. But it will also make humidity an issue at times, especially this weekend into next week.
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Periods of heavy rain all month long
Downpours will be main threat