Comfortably Cool Night………Coolest July 4th Morning Since 1996 Possible

July 2nd, 2014 at 10:42 pm by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

Spotty sprinkles/showers are in the area & these will pass into the night & perhaps early tomorrow morning.

It is a cool one, though!  Temperatures are already 61-66 with a low stratus overcast.

We are in store for the coolest July 4th morning since 1996 when the temperature was 48 on that date (at West Lafayette).  I am forecasting 51, but upper 40s are possible in our north & northeast with lower 50s in the south & near 50 in the heart of the area.

The high on July 4th will be near 80.  This is a far cry from our 69 in 2009 & 1869, the two coolest on record.  However, the 4th is typically very warm & humid with t’storms around.

Rain has fallen on 50% of the July 4ths & the normal high is in the mid 80s with lows in the lower to middle 60s area-wide.

By the way, Arthur, off the coast of Florida, is nearly a hurricane.  Sustained winds are at 70 mph.  However, the central pressure is 988 mb, which is more typical of a Category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale.  It definitely looks more symmetrical & more more organized now with convection completely around the center with an eye structure.

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