7:00 AM | Numerous showers and thunderstorms to close out the week with heavy rain and possible damaging winds and hail; Perseid meteor shower peaks this weekend

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly cloudy, warm, humid, numerous showers and thunderstorms with heavy rain and the chance exists for damaging winds and hail in strong storms, highs in the lower 80's

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, warm, humid, showers and thunderstorms likely and the chance still exists for some heavy rain and severe weather, lows in the upper 60’s

Saturday

Mostly cloudy in the morning with showers still possible then becoming partly sunny during the afternoon, low-to-mid 80’s

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, cooler late, low 60’s

Sunday

Mostly sunny, warm, mid-to-upper 80’s

Monday

Mostly sunny, warm, upper 80’s

Tuesday

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

Wednesday

Partly sunny, warm, near 90

Discussion

An intensifying upper-level trough of low pressure will combine with a slow-moving surface cool front and a very warm and humid air mass to generate numerous showers and thunderstorms in the Mid-Atlantic during the next 24 hours. Some of the rainfall will be heavy and there is the chance for severe weather to include damaging winds and hail as the atmosphere becomes quite unstable given the cooling in the upper atmosphere combined with the very warm conditions at ground level. Skies may clear somewhat tomorrow night just in time for the viewing of the Perseid meteor shower which peaks this weekend.

Video

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