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Another Gem in Store Today
A Bit Stickier for Independence Day

Matt Ross @ 12:00 AM

We will have another day of beautiful weather before a southerly flow ushers in more seasonable heat and humidity for July 4th.

Today and Tonight

Mostly Sunny, Gorgeous. Today will be another beautiful day more reminiscent of late spring or early fall. Afternoon high temperatures will be in the low 80s. Tonight will be partly cloudy and a bit more mild than last night. Overnight lows will dip to the upper 50s to low 60s.

4th of July

Forecast Confidence: HighWarmer, Chance of Showers. Independence Day will be partly cloudy, warm and a bit muggy. Afternoon highs will be in the mid to upper 80s. There is a 30% chance of showers and maybe a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening, but much of the action will be to our north and west. As of now, it does not look like outdoor plans will be disrupted too badly. Refer to Jason's forecast for the rest of the week and weekend.

Looking across the Potomac River Saturday evening (6/30) from Falling Water, WV to Williamsport, MD. Photograph by Matt Ross.

June Recap

As Steve mentioned yesterday, June finished 1.6 degrees above normal. While only ranking 10th warmest out of the last 30 years, June 2007 tied June 2002 for the warmest since 1996. Our average high temperature for the month was 85 with an average low of just above 67 degrees. We hit 90 degrees 7 times which is right around the average number of 90 degree days for June.

We only received 1.38" of rainfall, less than 50% of our monthly average. Year to date, we have received 80% of our normal precipitation, but since April 15th we have only received just over 3" of precipitation, less than 40% of normal. While we are not currently experiencing drought conditions, the U.S. Drought Monitor has us in the abnormally dry range, one category less than a moderate drought.

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