These are not the dog days of summer. They just feel like them!
Typically the “dog days of summer” run from about July 3 until August 15 of each year, as the sun occupies the same place in the sky as the “dog star” Sirius. They coincide with the hottest days of summer.
While we will be sweating under 95 degree heat and humidity today the western states are dealing with record breaking heat. What gives? The Seattle and Portland areas have experienced daytime highs above 110 degrees. Our 95 seems mild, doesn’t it?
Showers and storms will eventually slice into the heat in the Northeast later this week, but the relief will come at a price: https://t.co/CEOsXiD9jJ
— Breaking Weather by AccuWeather (@breakingweather) June 29, 2021
Thursday, the first day of July, promises to be hot as well, with highs in the low 90’s. Look for a break in the heat wave as thunderstorms, some substantial, develop late in the day, leading to a much cooler second day of July with high temps in the upper 70’s.