FOX 21 WEATHER UPDATE for June 18: Sunny and mild!; HI: 72; LO: 49
Good morning, here's your weather discussion for Wednesday, June 18: Astronomically speaking, the summer solstice begins at 6:59 p.m. Friday. This is when the sun's rays will shine directly over the Tropic of Cancer at 23.5 degrees latitude north...
Good morning, here's your weather discussion for Wednesday, June 18:
Astronomically speaking, the summer solstice begins at 6:59 p.m. Friday. This is when the sun's rays will shine directly over the Tropic of Cancer at 23.5 degrees latitude north. This also marks the longest day of the year for the northern hemisphere, which for Northlanders adds up to about 16 hours of daylight. Meteorologically speaking, the first day of summer was June 1. Meteorological summer is defined as the warmest three months of the year: June, July and August, with the warmest stretch of weather taking place, on average, around the middle of July. The good news is that slightly above-average temperatures and mostly sunny skies will continue today as an area of high pressure dominates the region. However, weak pieces of energy will begin to travel along the northern periphery of this feature. These are also known as "ridge riders," and one of these will be approaching by late Thursday afternoon/evening bringing in a slight chance of thunder. Isolated thunder will be possible on Friday as well, but this shouldn't disrupt Grandma's Marathon festivities too much during the day on Friday.
Here's your forecast:
Today: Mostly sunny and warmer; Winds: NW 5-15; HI: 72, mid to upper 70s lakeside.
Tonight: Mostly clear and quiet; LO: 49
Thursday: Partly cloudy, chance for thunder late in the day; HI: 76; LO: 53
Friday: Partly cloudy, chance for isolated afternoon thunder; HI: 78; LO: 51
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Have a good Wednesday!
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