Remnants of what was once Tropical Depression Bill helped spawn clusters of showers and storms today that gave some of us a bit of heat relief. At times, rain cooled air dropped temperatures 10-20° in spots. High temperatures this afternoon weren't as hot as they were yesterday with most places in the lower 90s instead of middle 90s. Normal high this time of year is 89°.
Well the heat might have backed off a bit today but it is expected to build over the next few days as an upper level ridge takes over. Rain chances will lower and temperatures will climb into the middle and upper 90s with feels like temperatures in the lower 100s.
It's going to be a hot Father's Day which is also the first day of astronomical summer otherwise known as the Summer Solstice. It's when the Earth's maximum axial tilt is toward the sun. It's the longest day of the year with 14.5 hours of daylight. Temperatures will definitely be summer-like with a high around 94°. Widely scattered showers and storms are in the forecast during the afternoon hours which can be both positive and negative. The potential pluses are moisture for your garden and a drop in temperatures. The negative is it will mess up some of your outdoor plans.
So back to potential heat relief. First it arrives in the form of showers and storms late in the week and then by next Sunday, a dip in the jet stream could mean a true change in the air! Fingers crossed!!
We'll continue to keep you posted on the persistent heat and potential relief!
Jill Gilardi Fox 6 Meteorologist