7:00 AM | Great weather pattern continues with pleasantly warm days and plenty of sun...tropics still bear watching

6-Day DC Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny, pleasantly warm, highs in the low-to-mid 80’s

Tonight

Mainly clear, cool, lows in the upper 50’s

Thursday

Mostly sunny, comfortably warm, mid 80’s

Thursday Night

Mainly clear, cool, lows in the upper 50’s

Friday

Mainly sunny, warm, mid 80’s

Saturday

Mainly sunny, warm, mid 80’s

Sunday

Partly sunny, not quite as warm, slight chance for a shower or thunderstorm, near 80 degrees

Monday

Partly sunny, cool, mid-to-upper 70’s

Discussion

High pressure continues to control the weather in the Mid-Atlantic region with comfortably warm days full of sunshine and pleasantly cool nights. This overall weather pattern will continue right through Saturday and then a weak frontal system could spark an isolated shower or thunderstorm on Sunday as slightly cooler air returns to the region.

Elsewhere, even though we are have just passed the climatological peak of the Atlantic tropical season, sea surface temperatures continue to run at above-normal levels near the east coast and throughout the Gulf of Mexico. As a result, there is still plenty of time and reason to believe that tropical activity can still have an affect on the US mainland this year as we progress into the fall season. In fact, there are currently two waves in the tropical Atlantic that will have to be monitored over the next several days as they head in a general westward direction over those generally warmer-than-normal waters.

Video

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