7:00 AM | Showers and thunderstorms Sunday night/Monday will break the back of the season's first heat wave; possible tropical troubles in a week

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny, hot and humid, highs near 90 degrees

Tonight

Mostly clear, mild, muggy, lows in the upper 60’s

Saturday

Mostly sunny, hot and humid, an isolated shower or thunderstorm cannot be completely ruled out, near 90

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, humid and mild, an isolated shower or thunderstorm cannot be completely ruled out, upper 60’s

Sunday

Partly sunny, chance for showers and thunderstorms late in the day or at night, very warm and humid, upper 80’s

Monday

Mostly cloudy, not as warm, showers and thunderstorms likely, upper 70’s

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, pleasant, low 70’s

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, pleasant, mid 70’s

Discussion

A Bermuda high pressure system will continue to pump hot and humid air into the Mid-Atlantic region through much of the weekend. Temperatures will approach or slightly surpass 90 degrees each of the next two days along with plenty of sunshine and summer-like humidity values. A cold front will close in on the east coast late in the weekend and this will increase our chances for showers and thunderstorms from late Sunday into Monday. Full clearing should take place by Tuesday and temperatures will be rather pleasant into mid-week. Looking ahead, next week begins the "official" hurricane season for the Atlantic Basin and there are signs for potential tropical troubles in the Gulf of Mexico region in about one week from now.

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