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From StormWatch7's Doug Hill:
Partly cloudy, mild and muggy
Winds: Northeast 5 mph
Mostly sunny with isolated pm thunderstorms west of D.C.
Winds: East 5-10 mph
Mostly sunny with a 40% chance of late p.m. thunderstorms
Highs: around 90 degrees
Winds: Southeast 5 mph
High pressure will dominate weather conditions until a cold front crosses the area late Wednesday. Cooler and less humid air will follow. All the while, we’re monitoring the potential development of two tropical storms ( Hermine and Ian) if they both reach Tropical Storm status.
We’re forecasting partly cloudy skies tonight with lows in the upper 60s to near 70 degrees. Tomorrow will continue to be mostly sunny with temperatures back to the 90 degree mark. There is a chance for isolated late day thunderstorms well west of D.C. Temperatures will return to the 90 degree mark on Wednesday before a cold front generates scattered showers and thunderstorms late from afternoon though evening.
Cooler and drier air will arrive on Thursday, September 1st, which also happens to be the first day of Meteorological Fall. Skies will be partly cloudy with highs in the middle 80s. Friday and Saturday are looking beautiful with mostly sunny skies and highs in the lower 80s. Sunday and Monday, at this point, look partly cloudy and pleasant with highs in the middle 80s.
Tropical Depression 8 is located about 145 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, NC and Tropical Depression 9 is centered about 175 miles west/southwest of Key West, FL. Both systems could become tropical storms by tomorrow. Tropical Depression 8 will brush the NC coast with showers and gusty winds. Tropical Depression 9 could intensify over the Gulf of Mexico over the next few days. Initial guidance suggest it COULD pose a threat to parts of the northern Florida Gulf-side peninsula sometime Thursday. For our Delmarva Beaches, the only potential threat we see would be some rough waves and riptides later this week and weekend.
The Stormwatch7 Weather team will be closely monitoring these systems. Any significant change to track and intensity could result in a change to our local forecast for parts of the Labor Day weekend….for the better or worse.
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