7:00 AM | Still unsettled with showers today and possible thunderstorms, some of the rain will be heavy; weekend looking iffy as well

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly cloudy, warm and humid, showers and possible thunderstorms from mid-morning on, some of the rain will be heavy at times, highs in the low 80’s

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, mild, chance for more showers and thunderstorms, lows by morning in the upper 60’s

Thursday

Partly sunny, warm, slight chance for a shower or thunderstorm, mid 80’s

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, mild, low-to-mid 60’s

Friday

Partly sunny, warm, slight chance for a shower or thunderstorm, mid 80’s

Saturday

Partly sunny, warm, showers and thunderstorms possible, low-to-mid 80’s

Sunday

Partly sunny, warm, showers and thunderstorms possible, low-to-mid 80’s

Monday

Partly sunny, warm, showers and thunderstorms possible, low-to-mid 80’s

Discussion

Showers today and thunderstorms are possible as well in the Mid-Atlantic region as a frontal system approaches the area and some of the rain will be heavy at times. Weak high pressure will fill in behind the front for Thursday and Friday, but a shower or thunderstorm cannot be completely ruled out for either day. Additional frontal systems will head our way this weekend and the result will be the threat for showers and thunderstorms each day during the upcoming holiday weekend.

Elsewhere, a heat wave continues today across portions of the Plains and Midwest with well above normal temperatures for this time of year. Despite this late season heat wave, there is a preliminary report that indicates that this summer has featured the fewest 100 degree days on a nationwide basis in over a century (using NOAA's Global Historical Climatology Network dataset). The five summers with the highest number of 100 degree days across the nation are as follows: 1936, 1934, 1954, 1980 and 1930.

Video

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