Good morning!

With skies turning mostly sunny, expect a high around 92 today, with a southwest wind of 5-10 mph, and heat index values up to 100. Tonight will be mostly clear and 77, with a west wind around 5 mph.

Tomorrow will be mostly sunny, with a high around 101, a west wind around 5 mph, and heat index values over 110 likely when combined with dew points in the 70s. If the high temperature forecast verifies, it will be our first 100 degree day since July 22, 2011.

Regardless of whether we do actually hit 100 (which is likely) or fall just short with a 98 or 99 degree high (a little less likely), it will be an extremely hot day; avoid significant outdoor activity if possible, stay hydrated, and remain in air conditioned areas when possible. Remember the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke (see Weather Service visual below).

Tomorrow night will again be muggy and extremely warm, with a low around 77, mostly clear skies, and a west wind around 5 mph.

Sunday will be similar to Saturday, with mostly sunny skies, a high around 100, and heat index values over 110 likely at times. There is a slight chance of some afternoon thunderstorms, but the better chance for precipitation will be across northern New England.

Heat Stroke Visual.jpeg

weather 2019-07-19.001.jpeg

Sunday night will be mostly cloudy and 72, with a chance of showers; Monday will feature a chance of showers, partly sunny skies, and a high around 83. Monday night could feature some showers, with a low around 66; Tuesday will be partly sunny and near 82.

weather 2019-07-19.002.jpeg

Have a great day and stay cool!

Published by Nathan Coram

Hello! I'm Nathan Coram, a 20 year old meteorology student and weather geek, and am in my junior year at UMass Lowell as a meteorology major. I am the current Vice President of the UML American Meteorological Society Local Student Chapter. Prior to at UML, I attended the Dracut school system for my K-12 years, having graduated from Dracut High in 2018. I first got into weather with the December 2008 ice storm, which knocked out my electricity for 4 days. I had no idea how it could be raining and becoming ice immediately, and how rain can knock out power. (Now I do - warm layer aloft, cold air at surface). But I didn't really get into it until the heat of July 2010 and specifically a few severe weather events during that month, followed by the year 2011, which featured several high profile weather events. Since then I have had a growing interest, and am hoping to make it into the meteorology field, preferably with NOAA/NWS. But for now, I'm blogging here on Dracut Weather (also on Twitter and Facebook), helping with the UML Weather Center social media, and tweeting about the weather on my own account as well. Thanks for visiting!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: