As the weak offshore low pressure center moves out of the region, the overall weather pattern should dry out some, but as the temperatures climb back into triple-digit range that should provide enough energy to keep some afternoon clouds in the forecast, and it looks like there will be a slight chance of thunderstorms popping up. Those thunderstorms will be widely scattered across the region, and will not be easy to pin down from one day to another, but you should be prepared for the occasional storm.

Sweat airplane

A viewer writes in with the following: How come it always feels hotter if the humidity is higher? I would think that if there were more water in the air, it would feel cooler rather than hotter.” First, let’s look at how your body cools itself. When the old bod feels more heat than it is comfortable with, the brain sends a message to the sweat glands to open up the taps and pour out a little water onto the skin. The water, of course, then evaporates. But before water can evaporate (turn from liquid to vapor), it must draw heat from somewhere in order to change its state (it’s called the heat of vaporization). More tomorrow.

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