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Another 90-degree day in store for Berks County

Another hot and humid day is coming for Berks County and the region today as this month begins to look more like it will come in for a landing on the list of the 10 hottest Augusts.

And that even comes after the cool start to the month that included a throw-open-the-windows start. After the first five days, a pattern developed pumping humid warm air into the region.

Today should be the fourth 90-degree day in a row and the 10th such day of the month. The average temperature for the month is 77.6 degrees, 2.9 above normal.

However, the high temperatures aren’t the main ingredients in the monthly average. It’s the lows. The lows are 3.4 degrees above normal.

“I think it has a good shot at No. 2 and a slight chance to match 1955,” said Berks weather historian Jeffrey R. Stoudt. “(It) should add a few tenths to the present 77.6 the next two days. Then no cool weather is likely the remaining few days of August.”

These are the warmest Augusts by average temperature at official sites in Berks:

77.8: 1955
77.4: 2016
77.2: 1900
77.1: 1938
77: 2020
76.8: 2002
76.7: 1959
76.7: 1968
76.7: 2005
76.7: 2018

Another 90-degree day is possible Friday with thunderstorms coming into the picture, according to AccuWeather.

Then showers and storms are likely Saturday with humidity and a high in the low 80s, followed by another run at 90 degrees on Sunday, AccuWeather says.

The month is forecast to end with days in the 80s. But all of the lows between now and then are forecast to be around 70 degrees.

As the calendar changes so will the weather, according to the forecast, with lower humidity and daytime highs in the 70s. Then, finally, the lows will drop into the lower 60s as meteorological fall opens.

Source: Berkshire mont

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