7:00 AM | Now stuck in a hot and humid air mass

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny, very warm, humid, isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms, highs near 90 degrees

Tonight

Chance for an evening shower and thunderstorm; otherwise, partly cloudy skies, muggy, mild, lows near 70 degrees

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, very warm, humid, chance for showers and thunderstorms, near 90

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, muggy, mild, chance for a shower and thunderstorm, low 70’s

Wednesday

Partly sunny, very warm, humid, chance for showers and thunderstorms, upper 80’s

Thursday

Partly sunny, warm, humid, chance for showers and thunderstorms, mid-to-upper 80’s

Friday

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

Saturday

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

Discussion

High pressure has moved off the Northeast US coast and this has promoted a southwesterly flow of air in the low levels of the atmosphere which has transported very humid air into the Mid-Atlantic region from the Gulf of Mexico. As a result, the next few days will feature plenty of high humidity air and the daily threat for afternoon/evening pop-up showers and thunderstorms. A more organized rain threat may should at the end of the week as a cold front approaches the east coast associated with a strong upper level low.

One final note, I have received first-hand reports of thick concentrations of cicadas in northern Virginia, northern New Jersey and upstate New York, but Pennsylvania reports appear to be conspicuously absent.

Video

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