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, highs in the upper 70's to lower 80's

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, warm, humid, showers and thunderstorms continue and the chance still exists for some heavy rain and severe weather, lows in the mid-to-upper 70’s

Saturday

Mostly cloudy, still humid, showers and thunderstorms likely, low-to-mid 80’s

Saturday Night

Cloudy early with a lingering shower possible, partly cloudy late, upper 60’s

Sunday

Mostly sunny, rather pleasant, low 80’s

Monday

Mostly sunny, warm, mid 80’s

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, warm, mid 80’s

Wednesday

Partly sunny, warm, mid 80’s

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 24-36 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 late tomorrow night (ie after midnight) just in time for the viewing of the Perseid meteor shower which peaks this weekend.

Video

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