First Half of August Looks Warm, SultryAugust 2nd, 2012 at 9:03 am by Michelle Muscatello under General Talk, Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog
Guess what?! It’s early August and it’s hot and humid. Not that surprised? Well, you shouldn’t be. We’re smack in the middle of the dog days of summer–the time from mid-July to mid-August when the northern hemisphere is seeing a stretch of sultry weather. It looks like temperatures into the middle of the month will remain warmer, with a trend towards warmer-than-average conditions in New England. Here’s the latest temperature probability map for August 7-11.
The US Drought Monitor just released the latest information on the historic drought that’s effecting a good part of the nation. Locally, most of southern New England remains “abnormally dry”. We’ll have an opportunity over the next few days to see a few isolated thunderstorms. Those areas that have one pass through will get a healthy soaking, but most of us will be dry. Southern New England still remains in much better shape than the majority of the nation. Much of the heartland of the US continues to see extreme to exceptional drought conditions.
The forecast if for the drought to continue to intensify in those areas through the remainder of the summer.