Posted Tuesday AM, June 1, 2021
Odds are increasing that much warmer temperatures will move into east-central Ohio as a large dome of high pressure shifts eastward this week. Heat and humidity are projected to build this week and persist through at least next weekend. Daytime highs are likely to reach the upper-80s to low-90s for a handful of days.
Dew points are also expected to increase into the mid-60s range during the same period. For those unfamiliar, dew points reflect the amount of moisture in the atmosphere. The higher the dew point, the more humid the atmosphere becomes. The combination of hot temperatures and dew points in the mid-60s can potentially push heat index values to 100° or more. (You can check our local Dew Point Trend forecast on the TUSCWeather.net landing page. I update this information daily as a service to those who must work outdoors during the heat of summer.)
The NWS Climate Prediction Center has issued a risk for excessive heat for the period of June 8 through June 14.
After looking at some of our local records, the only day that might break a record high in New Phila is Sunday (06/06). The current record for June 6 is 91° set in 2008.
Whether we manage to see any heat advisories in our area, confidence is increasing the hot and humid temperatures will move into the region later this week. Folks who work outdoors or in enclosed areas without air conditioning should prepare for some very uncomfortable conditions.
The cold and rainy weather we had over the past weekend will be a very distant memory by the end of this week.
I’ll keep you posted. Be safe out there.