7:00 AM | Hurricane Arthur accelerates away from the east coast today paving the way for another nice weekend in the Mid-Atlantic region

6-Day Forecast

Today

Clouds with a chance for lingering showers early today then becoming partly sunny, breezy, cooler and less humid during the afternoon, highs near 80 degrees

Tonight

Mostly clear, quite comfortable, lows in the lower 60’s

Saturday

Mostly sunny, pleasant, a bit of a breeze, low 80’s

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, cool, low-to-mid 60’s

Sunday

Mostly sunny, nice, low-to-mid 80’s

Monday

Mostly sunny, warm, mid-to-upper 80’s

Tuesday

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

Wednesday

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

Discussion

Hurricane Arthur is still pounding the Outer Banks of North Carolina early this morning, but it will accelerate to the northeast today sparing the Mid-Atlantic coastline from the brunt of its effects as it slides a couple hundred miles to the east. In fact, the tropical system will move so quickly as the day progresses that drier air will push into the I-95 corridor region by this evening and the weekend will turn out to be quite nice with a refreshing air mass pushing in from the Midwest.