You think you've been feeling bugged by the heat and humidity? Well, now you'regoing to feel bugged-out by the latest mosquito forecasts – yes, I did say the latest mosquito forecast.
This is something, and it's because mosquitoes transmit diseases, with the Zika virus thebiggest concern right now . Other diseases that can spread through mosquito bites aredog heartworm and West Nile virus, to name a few.
Mosquitoes get real active when it's hot and humid, and that's been the casefor most of the Northeast this entire summer, with the exception of parts of New England.
When you take a look at your latest Accu-weather forecast you will see the latest mosquito forecast attached to it: conditions are high for Boston and New York and extremely high for Philadelphia.
With all the rain during the past few days, standing water, puddles, birdbaths andboat tarps make for ideal breeding grounds for mosquitoes
So load up on your bug spray and keep a close eye on your pets, I would not leave them alone in your backyard for too long.
So the good news is the stifling heat that was smothering parts of the Northeast especially from Philly to NYC, is gone. However,the bad news isit has been extinguished by waves of localized heavy rain, storms, flash flooding and now mosquito alerts.
Storms and flash flooding will continue into Tuesday, however a true breathof fresh air will arrive Wednesday and Thursday, before more heat returns by Friday and into Saturday.
The tropics are starting to get active and right now I'm keeping an eye on a quick moving disturbance south of Puerto Rico that has a decent chance of developing into a tropical storm as it moves into the Western Caribbean
Gotta go I'm starting to itch ...
Today: Mostly cloudy, isolated shower high 74
Tuesday: More cloudsthan sun, late shower 74
Wednesday: Sunshine, nice and dry high 80
Thursday: More sunshine, high 85
Friday: Warming up, high 89
Saturday: Hot, scattered storm 90
Sunday: Scattered showers and storms 84
Today: Strong scattered storms, local flooding 80
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, late storm 81
Wednesday: Sun, low humidity 80
Thursday: Mostly sunny 84
Friday: Warmer, but dry 88
Saturday: Scattered storm 90
Sunday: Scattered storms 87
Today: Scattered strong storms, localized flooding high 86
Tuesday: More scattered strong storms high 85
Wednesday: Nice day, humidity drops high 84
Thursday: Mostly sunny,still nice high 85
Friday Warmer more humid 88
Saturday Hot late storm high 91
Sunday: Shower/storm 87