7:00 AM | A pretty typical hot and humid summertime weather pattern with a threat for pop-up showers and thunderstorms

6-Day Forecast

Today

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

Tonight

Evening showers and thunderstorms possible then partly cloudy, muggy, mild, lows near 70 degrees

Tuesday

Partly 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

Mostly sunny, hot, humid, chance for showers and thunderstorms, low 90's

Thursday

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

Friday

Mostly cloudy, very warm, humid, showers and thunderstorms likely, upper 80’s

Saturday

Mostly cloudy, very warm, humid, showers and thunderstorms likely, upper 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 levels and the daily threat for afternoon/evening pop-up showers and thunderstorms. A more organized rain threat should come at the end of the week as a cold front approaches the east coast associated with a strong upper level low pressure trough.

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

httpv://youtu.be/EznAzuQy11k