7:00 AM | Hotter and more humid today, but temperatures will trend downward this weekend

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny, hotter and more humid, low-to-mid 90’s

Tonight

Mostly clear, warm, lows in the low 70's

Saturday

Partly sunny, very warm, highs near 90 degrees

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, mild, chance for a few showers and thunderstorms, low 70’s

Sunday

Becoming mostly cloudy, not quite as warm, possible showers and thunderstorms, highs near 85

Monday

Mostly cloudy, mild, chance for showers and thunderstorms, mid 80’s

Tuesday

Mostly cloudy, mild, chance for showers and thunderstorms, mid 80’s

Wednesday

Partly sunny, mild, still a shower and thunderstorm threat, mid 80’s

Discussion

High pressure will move offshore today and this will allow for a noticeable increase in temperatures and humidity until a backdoor cold front reverses that trend on Saturday. Temperatures this afternoon will likely reach the low-to-mid 90’s ahead of the front, but should be confined to the mid 80’s by Sunday afternoon. After that we’ll be looking west for the approach of the remains of Isaac along with a frontal system. These two features may very well combine to spread some rain to the Mid-Atlantic early next week before high pressure takes over again at mid-week, and some of the rain can be heavy at times.

Isaac will remain a big story today as its remnants will spread some very heavy rain into previously drought-stricken areas like Arkansas and Missouri. Elsewhere, the tropics remain very active as we continue towards the climatological peak of tropical season which occurs during mid-September. Kirk is a hurricane way out in the Atlantic and it is no threat at all to the US; however, Tropical Storm Leslie will have to be closely monitored next week along the east coast as there are some indications that this system could get uncomfortably close late next week or weekend.

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