7:00 AM | Excessive heat precedes severe thunderstorm threat for the late day and evening hours; additonal showers and cooler on Thursday and Friday

6-Day Forecast

Today

Partly sunny, very hot and humid, showers and thunderstorms likely late in the day, some of the storms can be severe with heavy rainfall, damaging wind gusts, hail and frequent lightning, mid-to-upper 90’s

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms, some of the storms can produce heavy rainfall, mild, low-to-mid 70’s

Thursday

Mostly cloudy, not as hot, still the chance for showers and thunderstorms, mid-to-upper 80’s

Thursday Night

Chance for showers and thunderstorms, mild, near 70

Friday

Mostly cloudy, even cooler, still the chance for showers and thunderstorms, upper 70's

Saturday

Mostly sunny, comfortable, near 80

Sunday

Mostly sunny, still comfortable, low 80's

Monday

Partly sunny, warmer, mid-to-upper 80’s

Discussion

The next few days will be quite interesting with extreme heat today which will then be followed by the threat for severe thunderstorms late this afternoon through this evening and that will likely be followed by additional rainfall on Thursday and Friday. A cool front will approach the Mid-Atlantic region later today and this will increase our chances for those late afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. Some of the thunderstorms could reach severe levels late today with heavy rainfall, possible damaging wind gusts and hail, and frequent lightning. The front will then stall just to our south and waves of low pressure will ride along that boundary zone over the next couple of days continuing our chance for showers and thunderstorms on Thursday and even into Friday and some of that rainfall can be heavy at times. High pressure will eventually take over on Saturday with less humid air moving into the region and this should set us up for a rather comfortable weekend.

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