Forecast: August Bringing Mugginess & Storms
Today: Sticky and gray, 70% chance of showers and t'storms. 82-86 | Tonight: Mostly cloudy, t'storms dwindle. 69-72. | Tomorrow: Warmer, 30% chance for t'storms, 87-90. | A Look Ahead
FORECAST IN DETAIL
The dry beginning we saw to July will all but abandon us to start off August. Abundant moisture in the air, (I'm sure you've noticed), and normal summer heat spells stormy weather for the next couple of days. Now, don't expect to feel rain on your head every day this week, but we should see the radar light up with pockets of storms across the region daily through Wednesday. Some of the most widespread action may occur today.
Today (Sunday): Storm chances return today as a weak trough of low pressure develops east of the Blue Ridge. We'll be fairly cloudy for most of the day but some sun may peek through at times. Still, I think this will hold temperatures down in the low-to-mid 80s for most of us.
After scattered showers and storms in the morning and a likely break in the action early in the afternoon, more showers and thunderstorms may develop late in the afternoon (70% chance). As has been the case recently, southern Md. and the Eastern Shore may see some of them pack a punch though heavy rains are possible everywhere. Winds will be out of the south at 5-10 mph. Confidence: High
Tonight: We'll have another fairly warm and moist night on our hands. Storms will continue but begin to phase out later into the night. Skies will be mostly cloudy and overnight lows will be right at or just above 70 degrees. Winds will briefly shift to out of the west/northwest towards morning at 3-8 mph. Confidence: Medium-High
Keep reading for the forecast through mid-week...
Tomorrow (Monday): Beginning the work week, we'll also begin to heat back up. Partly sunny skies will allow us to reach afternoon highs around 90 degrees. Storm chances will be a little less, but with ample moisture we'll see at least a few storms rumbling through by dinnertime, with higher chances across central/southern Virginia. Winds turn out of the southwest at 5-10 mph. Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow Night: Normal nocturnal warmth continues tomorrow night. Skies will be partly cloudy but with little wind to move the air it may feel a bit stuffy outside. Overnight lows will be in the lower 70s (upper 60s in the cooler suburbs). Confidence: Medium-High
Tuesday and Wednesday continue to exemplify the sub-tropical pattern that we've moved into. Morning sun will give way to afternoon clouds with a 20% chance for afternoon/evening thunderstorms Tuesday, increasing to a 40% chance on Wednesday as a cold front approaches. Humid afternoon highs in the low 90s will be expected both days. Overnights remain partly cloudy with lows in the low-to-mid 70s.Confidence: Medium-High
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