7:00 AM | Heat and humidity soar today; a strong storm threat returns tonight

6-Day Forecast

Today

Partly sunny, becoming hot and noticeably more humid, highs in the upper 90’s

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, warm, chance for showers and strong evening thunderstorms, lows in the mid 70’s

Friday

Partly sunny, still hot and humid, chance for a few showers and thunderstorms, low-to-mid 90’s

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, warm, chance for showers and thunderstorms, low 70’s

Saturday

Partly sunny, very warm, chance for a few showers and thunderstorms, near 90

Sunday

Mostly sunny, very warm, near 90

Monday

Mostly sunny, very warm, maybe a shower or thunderstorm, near 90

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, very warm, maybe a shower or thunderstorm, upper 80’s

Discussion

A wild day of weather is in store for much of the Mid-Atlantic region on Thursday. Our one day respite is over and heat and humidity will roar back into the area this afternoon as high pressure moves quickly off the east coast. The combination of the juicy air mass and a strong upper level disturbance will likely set off some strong-to-severe thunderstorm activity late this afternoon and tonight across much of the Mid-Atlantic region from Pennsylvania and points to north, but some storms may sneak down this far south later tonight. After a nice day yesterday with highs generally in the 80’s, afternoon temperatures today will soar to the upper 90’s along with the rise in humidity. Temperatures will tend to trend slightly downward over the next couple of days so that more seasonal readings are likely this weekend.

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