7:00 AM | Increasing warmth and humidity this weekend will lead to a greater risk of showers and thunderstorms

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny skies, still pleasant, light winds, near 80

Tonight

Partly cloudy and cool, lows by morning in the low-to-mid 60’s

Saturday

Partly-to-mostly sunny skies, perhaps a bit more humid, but still comfortable temperatures, low 80’s

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, mild, near 70

Sunday

More clouds than sun, quite warm and humid, chance for showers and thunderstorms, mid-to-upper 80’s

Monday

More clouds than sun, quite warm and humid, chance for showers and thunderstorms, mid-to-upper 80’s

Tuesday

More clouds than sun, quite warm and humid, chance for showers and thunderstorms, mid-to-upper 80’s

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, warm, mid 80’s

Discussion

Very nice weather conditions will continue in the region for another day as we close out the work week, but then as high pressure pushes off the east coast this weekend, changes will come to our air mass with increasing heat and humidity. By Sunday afternoon, high temperatures around here should reach the mid-to-upper 80's and could even flirt with the 90 degree mark in spots. There will also be an increased shot at showers and thunderstorms by Sunday afternoon although most of the day will be rain-free. The shower and thunderstorm threat will continue on Monday and Tuesday in the Mid-Atlantic region, but most of those days should be rain-free as well.

At the nearby beaches, the high waves and rip currents of recent days should subside this weekend as the remains of Hurricane Cristobal continue to race away into the North Atlantic. In fact, it may one of those rare occasions in which there are no tropical storms to talk about in the Atlantic Basin during the normally active period around Labor Day - and perhaps no tropical cyclones anywhere across the globe.

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