Weather! A little weekend relief ahead

Now that the cold front has passed through, we’ll actually make a small dent in the heat and humidity around the area.

If you’re looking for information on Thursday’s storms, I’ve written a full recap that can be found here.

Now that the cold front has passed through, we’ll actually make a small dent in the heat and humidity around the area. Rather than approaching 100, highs over the next three days should have more trouble making it to the 90 mark. The average high temperature for this weekend is 87, which is almost exactly what we should expect.

Friday marks the beginning of the break, with highs near 90 and lows in the upper 60s. High pressure moving into the region behind the cold front will help keep dewpoints down to the low 60s, meaning we’ll see cooler temperatures and more comfortable humidity levels.

The gorgeous weather continues for both Saturday and Sunday. Highs both days should hit the upper 80s to near 90. As the area of high pressure moves offshore, we’ll see an increased flow from the southwest and thus some additional moisture in the air. A trough passing through the region may trigger some showers/storms in the western part of the area, but if anything falls I don’t think it will be widespread. A second trough passing through the region on Sunday may trigger some additional showers and storms in the evening.

This weekends Squirrelcast is going to be pretty similar for the remaining three games versus Altoona on Friday (7:05pm), Saturday (6:35pm) and Sunday (5:05pm). Plan on game-time temps in the mid to upper 80s, with the warmest ones coming on Sunday evening. Temperatures should drop into the upper 70s and low 80s by game’s end. Rain chances will be non-zero but still very unlikely for Saturday night, but looking better for a shower or two on Sunday evening.

This is going to be a great weekend to get out an enjoy events. Both the Dragon Boat Races at Rockett’s Landing and the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Duck Race at Brown’s Island will be much more enjoyable with the cooler temperatures we’re going to see this weekend. I’ll have another update on Monday.

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Dan Goff is now a two-time former Richmonder, having departed the River City yet again in favor of southwest Virginia, where he is working on degrees in geography and meteorology at Virginia Tech. Have a question about the weather or weather-related phenomena?

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