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High humidity returns to the Piedmont by Tuesday

5:34 PM, Aug 4, 2013   |    comments
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Triad --  A cold front moved through North Carolina this morning. While temperatures were a few degrees cooler Sunday afternoon, the humidity levels were the most noticeable difference. Dew points went from the upper 60s to the low 60s in a matter of hours. Most of the afternoon, dew points were in the upper 50s to low 60s. Look at the graphic for the dew point scale.

With high pressure now in place to our north, our wind is also pulling out of the north. That means a cooler and dry air mass is in place. Lucky for us, it will stay where it is through Monday. That will make for a nice start to the work week. Highs on Monday will  be in the low 80s with nice humidity levels. Rain chances are almost zero.

By Tuesday, it all changes. The high will move just enough to bring our wind out of a more southerly direction. That will bring a quick return of the more typical summertime humidity. Highs on Tuesday will be in the mid 80s. There is also a 30% chance of thunderstorms.

The rest of the week will be unsettled. Highs will be in the mid 80s with a 40-50% chance of thunderstorms each day as another cold front approaches and stalls out to our north. 

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