7:00 AM | More humid today, but comfortable air is headed our way for much of the week

6-Day DC Forecast

Today

Partly sunny, warmer and more humid, chance for PM showers and thunderstorms, highs in the mid-to-upper 80’s

Tonight

Chance for an evening shower or thunderstorm; otherwise, mostly cloudy, mild, muggy, lows in the mid-to-upper 60’s

Tuesday

Becoming mainly sunny, more comfortable, low 80’s

Tuesday Night

Mainly clear, cool, low 60’s

Wednesday

Mainly sunny, pleasant, low 80’s

Thursday

Mostly sunny, nice, near 80 degrees

Friday

Mostly sunny, nice, low 80’s

Saturday

Mostly sunny, warm, mid 80’s

Discussion

All in all, this looks like a pretty nice week in the Mid-Atlantic region. High pressure remains in control this morning across the Northeast US, but an approaching weak cool front should generate a few showers and thunderstorms later today and tonight. Humidity levels will climb somewhat ahead of the front, but it should turn more comfortable again post-frontal passage later tomorrow, and the rest of the week looks quite comfortable.

Elsewhere, Danny reached a peak in intensity on Friday briefly reaching category 3 (major hurricane) status, but an increase in vertical wind shear and an encounter with dry air weakened the system to "tropical storm" status over the weekend. It will head into the area near or just south of Puerto Rico and Hispaniola during the next couple of days. Two more tropical waves are going to follow Danny across the tropical Atlantic over the next several days, but they also will battle some dry air in the overall environment.

Video

httpv://youtu.be/wQo2VXkEy1g