Thankfully, a cold front moved through late last night providing much needed relief from the heat and humidity we have been dealing with the past several days. Looking below, we are nearly 10-15 degrees cooler now than we were yesterday.
In addition to the cooler temperatures, dew point values are much lower as well. Looking into eastern North Carolina, we were in the low to mid 70's yesterday but now in the mid 50's. That is a dramatic change in comfort associated with the drier air post cold front.
To finish out the work week and weekend, little changes are in sight. Major ridging is taking place over the eastern half of the US giving way to peaceful weather conditions for the greater part of the country. A secondary (weak) front will arrive for the middle part of the weekend keeping temperatures near average early next week.
If you don't already have outdoor plans made, this would be a great string of days to do it. Sunny skies and highs in the low to mid 80's are anticipated over the next 5-6 days, so take advantage if you have the chance!
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