7:00 AM | Right around 100 degrees this afternoon as "home run weather" continues; warm, but less humid this weekend; even cooler next week

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny, very hot and humid, upper 90's (record is 99 degrees from 1923)

Tonight

Partly cloudy, balmy, low 70’s

Friday

Partly sunny, still pretty hot and humid, but not as extreme, a few showers and thunderstorms likely and some of the storms can be strong, near 90

Friday Night

Chance for a shower or thunderstorm during the evening hours then becoming partly cloudy, low-to-mid 60’s

Saturday

Mostly sunny, more seasonal temperatures, less humid, mid 80’s

Sunday

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

Monday

Partly sunny, showers and thunderstorms likely, near 80

Tuesday

Partly sunny, more comfortable, mid 70’s

Discussion

Summer officially got underway last night and balls were flying out of major league parks all over the country. The "home run weather" App index reached a maximum 10 out of 10 in many I-95 and Midwestern locations including such cities as Philadelphia (4 home runs), Boston (5 home runs), Milwaukee (5 home runs) and New York City-Bronx where 9 home runs were hit which was the most ever in a single game in the new Yankee stadium. Excessive heat and humidity will continue for one more day throughout the Mid-Atlantic region with afternoon temperatures approaching 100 degrees in many spots. Temperatures tomorrow will begin a "step-down" process with very warm and humid conditions, but not the extreme of today. A cool front will pass through the region later tomorrow and it will spark a few showers and thunderstorms and some of those storms can get quite strong. It'll be warm over the weekend, but the humidity will be lower and then even cooler weather is expected next week following another cold frontal passage in the early week time frame. The high temperature yesterday at Philly Int'l Airport was 97 degrees (not quite a record) and the record for today is 99 set back in 1923 and we should be right in the ballpark.

Video

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