Relief is Here!!!!! (For A Few Days)

Good morning!!!! For the time being, sweet relief from the sweltering heat and humidity is en route!!!
With skies turning mostly sunny, expect afternoon temperatures to peak at around 73. It is actually 71 with a dewpoint of 70 right now, but expect a temperature drop into the 60s before rising back into the 70s. Dewpoints will drop dramatically, through the 60s into the 50s and eventually to the mid 40s by this evening. Winds will turn to the north at 5-10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph possible. 73 degrees is actually three degrees above the average high for this date.
Tonight will get down to 46 degrees with clear skies and a north wind at 5-10 mph. 45 is the average low for this date, and 44 is the average low for tomorrow, so as a result, if the forecast verifies, tonight will actually be a warmer than average night. Hard to believe but it’s true.
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Beyond that, we get a stretch of fall weather until a warmup around Tuesday and the potential for more hot weather by this time next week. I have done a good job of keeping it unbiased here, but I have to say it – booooooooooo! We’re getting out of a terrible stretch and now we will probably have more. Let me just say that I will try enjoying this more seasonable stretch while we have it. I don’t anticipate it to be to the extent that it has been the last few days, but it’s still hot weather – and by that point we will be in the first week of October.
Have a great day!

Published by Nathan Coram

Hello! I'm Nathan Coram, a 20 year old meteorology student and weather geek, and am in my junior year at UMass Lowell as a meteorology major. I am the current Vice President of the UML American Meteorological Society Local Student Chapter. Prior to at UML, I attended the Dracut school system for my K-12 years, having graduated from Dracut High in 2018. I first got into weather with the December 2008 ice storm, which knocked out my electricity for 4 days. I had no idea how it could be raining and becoming ice immediately, and how rain can knock out power. (Now I do - warm layer aloft, cold air at surface). But I didn't really get into it until the heat of July 2010 and specifically a few severe weather events during that month, followed by the year 2011, which featured several high profile weather events. Since then I have had a growing interest, and am hoping to make it into the meteorology field, preferably with NOAA/NWS. But for now, I'm blogging here on Dracut Weather (also on Twitter and Facebook), helping with the UML Weather Center social media, and tweeting about the weather on my own account as well. Thanks for visiting!

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