7:00 AM | Frontal passage today leaves us dry and warm for the second half of the week; Isaac churns towards the Louisiana coastline

6-Day Forecast

Today

Morning clouds and showers will give way to partial sunshine, very warm, highs near 90 degrees

Tonight

Becoming mostly clear and turning cooler late, lows in the low 60’s

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, pleasant, less humid, low-to-mid 80’s

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, quite cool, near 60

Thursday

Mostly sunny, warm, upper 80’s

Friday

Mostly sunny, hot, near 90

Saturday

Mostly sunny, hot, humid, near 90

Sunday

Mostly cloudy, warm, chance for showers and thunderstorms, upper 80’s

Discussion

Our unsettled pattern of recent days will quiet down after today as a frontal system clears things out for the second half of the week. That front caused a round of showers this morning, but skies will partially clear this afternoon as high pressure builds into the region. In general, dry and warm weather will follow for the second half of the week and into the weekend. It is possible that by the end of the weekend or the early part of next week the remains of Isaac may affect the weather around here in the Mid-Atlantic with some rainfall.

As far as Isaac is concerned, it continues on a track that will bring it onto the Louisiana coastline by later tonight. It is still undergoing an intensification process with central pressure now down to 976 millibars and its movement to the NW has slowed down to only 6 mph. Tremendous rainfall amounts - perhaps on the order of 20 to 25 inches - are possible across parts of Louisiana over the next couple of days given the slow movement of Isaac. For more details on Isaac view today's video.

Video

httpv://youtu.be/3NL07YOEjy0