2018’s muggy summer in Alexandria wasn’t really the summer that you’d expect. 2019 may be a chance to look on the brighter and drier side. After experiencing months of rainfall and cloudy days, meteorologists have predicted that warm temperatures and lower humidity levels are coming to the Alexandria area.
However, residents of Alexandria shouldn’t be putting away their raincoats and umbrellas just yet. While sunshine is pretty dominant in the radar, the National Weather Service’s May to July temperature forecast shows that levels of precipitation are above normal.
The Farmer’s Almanac predicts a relatively cool June, with an average temperature of 70 degrees and 3 inches of precipitation. Those planning a beach vacation should keep in mind that the first and fourth weeks of the month are supposed to be the sunniest. Thunderstorms and showers may be on the horizon between the 9th and the 24th of June.
For July and August, expect scattered rainy days. Most hurricanes and large storms are expected to stay out at sea. An exception for this would be during the first and second weeks of August wherein a possibility of larger storms could be seen.
Temperatures are also expected to rise in July, with highs in the early nineties, according to AccuWeather. The warm streak will continue through August. Storm Team 4 predicts 48 to 53 days with temperatures of 90 degrees or above. Heat waves are a definite possibility, but temperatures in the three-digit range will be rare.