Forecast: A Hint of Heat
Fay's remnants *may* bring late week rain
For the first time in almost two weeks, afternoon highs should rise above 90 today. We'll have another hot one over 90 tomorrow, before 80s return for the rest of the week. While August has been somewhat cooler than average, it's also been quite dry with most places receiving less than half their average rainfall. Dry weather will likely persist until the end of the week when the remnants of Tropical Storm Fay may impact the region.
Mostly sunny, very warm. 89-93. The week will start off on a nice note but maybe a little hot for some people. High pressure overhead will mean mainly clear skies and the August sun should help temperatures cross the 90 threshold in most locations. Humidity levels will be low to moderate taking an edge off the heat.
Clear skies overnight with lows in the mid-to-upper 60s in the city to near 60 in the suburbs.
Keep reading for the forecast through the week.
Mostly sunny and hot. 91-95. Tomorrow will most likely be the hottest day of the week. An abundance of sunshine will boost temperatures into the low 90s. Fortunately, humidity levels will remain tolerable, with dew points around 60. You may notice some high clouds increasing towards the evening.
Overnight, a cold front will pass through the area, but with just a few clouds and no rain. Lows will fall into the mid 60s downtown and close-in, and to near 60 in the cooler suburbs. Winds will become from the northeast at about 5-10 mph.
Wednesday may be the nicest day of the week with low humidity and temperatures about 5-7 degrees cooler than Monday and Tuesday. High temperatures should reach the mid 80s under partly to mostly sunny skies and a wind from the north. Confidence: Medium-High
Humidity levels likely creep up on Thursday as winds become southerly. No rain is expected and highs should reach the mid-to-upper 80s. Confidence: Medium
Friday through Sunday will probably be warm and humid with temperatures mainly in the 80s to near 90. The remnants of Tropical Storm Fay could affect the region during this period although the exact track of the storm and timing are uncertain. If we do experience effects from Fay (40% chance), temperatures may not be quite as warm due to cloud cover and rain. Current guidance suggests the heaviest rain may fall to our west but that we could be in a region prone to squally weather and scattered strong thunderstorms. Stay tuned for updates in the coming days. Confidence: Low
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