8:30 AM | Another fine late summer day...tropics still active

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny, warm, highs near 85

Tonight

Mostly clear, cool, lows near 60

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, warm, mid 80’s

Thursday

Partly sunny, warm, chance for a shower or thunderstorm, mid 80’s

Friday

Partly sunny, pleasant temperatures, highs near 80

Saturday

Partly sunny, warm, chance for a shower late, near 85

Sunday

Partly sunny, warm, chance for a few showers and thunderstorms, highs in the mid 80’s

Discussion

High pressure parked over the Ohio Valley will control our weather through mid-week featuring plenty of sunshine and comfortable conditions. August closes out tomorrow and it has been a wet month here with 8.92 inches of rainfall recorded at Reagan National Airport with temperatures at 2.2 degrees above normal. Elsewhere, the tropics remain active and there is a new tropical storm called “Katia” and it will become a strong hurricane by next week as it only slows moves through the Atlantic. It is too early to say for sure whether it will ever reach the US east coast which would not be until late next week. Also, indications are quite strong that a tropical system will develop in the western Gulf of Mexico this weekend possibly heading ultimately in the direction of Texas or Louisiana.

Video

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUTQnnN2Rbs