Mainly clear and mild
Winds: NW 5 mph
Mostly sunny, Breezy and Hot
Winds: NW 10-15 mph
Increasing Clouds, PM Showers and Storms
Winds: SE 4-8 mph
Now, the string of 90 degree or higher days stands at 12, as early afternoon temperatures reached the lower 90s across Metro Washington. Humidity levels have ticked up a bit but are not making it feel oppressively humid. Next up…we are watching and waiting here in the Storm Watch 7 Weather Center. We are watching a weak frontal system approaching our area and waiting to see if any thunderstorms develop, locally, later this afternoon and early this evening ahead and along the frontal boundary.
While there are no weather advisories or watches in effect, there is a slight chance that a few heavy to severe storms could yet develop. We continue to believe the favored areas for any development will be along and east of the I-95 Corridor. So, we continue to watch and wait.
Any threat of rain should diminish after sunset. Tomorrow could be our 13th consecutive day at or above 90 degrees. Skies will be partly cloudy and we do not expect any rain across the entire region. Thursday and Friday...well, that’s a different story. It seems we are going to see a weather pattern develop that we have seen so often this summer. That is where a weak low pressure trough sets up across the region and several areas of low pressure move through the trough. The result will be cooler temperatures but also a chance of showers and thunderstorms on both Thursday and Friday.