8:40 AM | Three days of excessive heat and humidity

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny, brutal heat and humidity, highs in the mid-to-upper 90’s

Tonight

Partly cloudy, extremely warm and muggy, patchy fog possible late, lows only dropping to near 80

Friday

Mostly sunny, excessive heat and humidity continues, chance for a thunderstorm, highs near 100

Saturday

Mostly sunny, still excessive heat and humidity, scattered thunderstorms possible, upper 90’s

Sunday

Mostly sunny, not as hot, highs near 90

Monday

Mostly sunny, warm, mid-to-upper 80’s

Tuesday

Partly sunny, warm, mid-to-upper 80’s

Discussion

Here we go…the extreme air mass that has affected the Midwest and central Plains has finally expanded to the Mid-Atlantic coast. As a result, temperatures here will reach the mid 90’s today and should come close to 100 degrees on Friday and Saturday. Relief is in sight; however, as highs on Sunday will be much closer to 90 than 100, and mid-to-upper 80’s is likely for Monday and Tuesday. It is very likely that this 3-day excessive heat wave will turn out to be more of an aberration than the norm for the summer as we look back on it in a couple of months.

Video

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