It’s September… and it’s still hot!
Highs have been in the 90s so far this month except for 3 days. Those 3 days were a dose of reality as our normal highs for this time of year are in the upper 80s. The above normal temperatures have been courtesy of upper ridges that have been setting up across the Deep South. The air underneath the ridge sinks and then warms up. This set-up has kept us sweating but has also kept us fairly dry.
Rain chances have been few and far between so far this September. We didn’t have any rain in Central Georgia the first week and a half of the month. Now we have just over a quarter of an inch in the rain bucket, which gives us a surplus of a half inch for the year. Right now, the 7 day forecast is completely dry. We don’t NEED the rain yet, but it would be nice to get a little (at least my lawn would appreciate it!)
The slightly above normal temperatures are expected to continue through next week…at least the humidity is bearable! Fall starts officially in about a week, so let the countdown begin! I just hope cooler temperatures will follow!
-Meteorologist Sonya Stevens