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Blame the Bermuda High

SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) – So far June has been rather cool. Temperatures have been at or below normal with many days in the 70s.

The cooler, marine layer that has been supplying us with cool, comfortable conditions will be replaced today with the classic, “Bermuda-High” (An area of high pressure that builds off shore south of New England, out by Bermuda). This huge fair weather provider will turn our flow into the west and southwest, bringing in the heat and humidity.

This afternoon the hot and humid conditions will be in full force.

The clockwise flow around The “Bermuda High” will pump in all the heat and humidity that is currently across the mid-west.

Temperatures will reach into the 90s along with dew points well into the 60s.

The summer solstice occurs this evening at 7:09, fitting that the hot and humid conditions move in with the summer season.

It will be even hotter tomorrow! Highs will reach, perhaps into the upper 90s. A location or two, across southern New England, could touch 100!

Things will start to cool down on Friday.  A cold front will slowly move through sometime on Friday. With the passage of this cold front comes the possibility of some strong or severe thunderstorms. (Not for certain, we’ll have to wait and see the timing of the frontal passage and how things play out in the atmosphere.)

Remember to drink plenty of fluids, wear light weight and color clothing and to limit your outdoor activities during tomorrow and Thursday from late morning into the early evening. Be sure to check on the elderly, especially if they don’t have any ways to cool off and don’t forget the pets.

Record High Today, June 20 – 96 (1953)
Forecast high – 96

Record High Tomorrow, June 21 – 97 (1953)
Forecast high – 98

Stay cool!
Dan Brown

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