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FROM STORMWATCH7 METEOROLOGIST JACQUI JERAS:
Hazy, Hot and Humid
Isolated Storms PM
Saturday Pick Day of the Weekend
Best chance Rain on Monday
TODAY :Partly Cloudy,Hot and Humid
WIND: SW 4-8
TONIGHT: Fair Skies
WIND: S 5
SATURDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: Mid 80s
WIND: S 5-10
The unofficial start of summer arrives this weekend, but Mother Nature delivered yesterday. Today's forecast is a repeat with hazy, hot and humid conditions. Highs will be near 90 degrees. Isolated thunderstorms are possible in the afternoon/eve, but most will likely stay in the Shenandoah Valley. High pressure off the Atlantic Coast is pumping in the warmer air and higher humidity. It will also be the force that steers what may be developing in the tropics. The National Hurricane Center is putting a high chance of a tropical or sub-tropical storm forming in the next two days. My best thinking right now is that it will steer toward the Carolinas. But either way it should draw in moisture to the Mid-Atlantic as it approaches on Monday and Tuesday. Your best barbeque and pool plans should be made on Saturday for a dry and warm afternoon with highs in the mid 80s. On Sunday expect partly sunny skies with a 30% chance of afternoon thunderstorms. Still looking to be a nice day with highs in the low 80s. On Monday, temperatures will cool a little into the upper 70s with showers and thunderstorms likely. Have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend! Don't forget the sunscreen.
Forecast for the mid-Atlantic Beaches: Saturday will be partly to mostly sunny with highs in the middle 70s. Saturday is looking partly cloudy with scattered afternoon or evening showers. Highs will be around 70 degrees. And right now for Monday, we're forecasting mostly cloudy skies with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the upper 60s.
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