6:00 AM | Summer-like weekend with warmth and humidity

6-Day NYC Forecast

Today

Mainly sunny, nice, highs not far from 80 degrees

Tonight

Mainly cloudy, mild, patchy late night fog with possible drizzle, lows near 60 degrees

Saturday

Patchy fog early; otherwise, more clouds than sun, warm, rather humid, chance for a shower or thunderstorm, mid-to-upper 70’s

Saturday Night

Mainly cloudy, mild, patchy fog late along with possible drizzle, low 60’s for overnight low temperatures

Sunday

Patchy fog early; otherwise, partly sunny skies, warm, rather humid, chance for a shower or thunderstorm, near 80 degrees

Monday

Patchy fog possible early; otherwise, mainly cloudy skies, warm, rather humid, chance for showers and thunderstorms, near 80 degrees

Tuesday

Mainly cloudy, warm, rather humid, chance for showers and thunderstorms, near 80 degrees

Wednesday

Mainly sunny, breezy, noticeably cooler and less humid, near 70 degrees

Discussion

A summer-like weekend is in store for the Mid-Atlantic region with warmth and noticeable humidity. The higher humidity values will have three effects on our weekend weather: 1) expect some clouds on each day 2) there will be a daily threat for a shower or thunderstorm and 3) patchy late night and early morning fog will likely form. By Monday, an approaching cool front will increase the odds for showers and thunderstorms and the summer-like warmth and humidity will persist. Cooler, less humid air should follow the frontal system by the middle of next week.

Elsewhere this weekend, while the Mid-Atlantic is warm and humid, the Rockies and Northern Plains will experience cold conditions and accumulating snow. The clash of cold air across the western US with the warm and humid air in the eastern US, will likely result in severe weather for the central Plains this weekend from Texas to Kansas. Meanwhile, Subtropical Storm Ana has formed off the southern Atlantic coast of the United States - a "home-grown" type of tropical storm - making it the first named tropical system of the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season (2015 Tropical Outlook: http://vencoreweather.com/2015/05/05/1000-am-2015-tropical-and-mid-atlantic-summertime-outlooks/).