Forecast: Unsettled, But Not Danny's Fault
Cooler with daily shower/storm threats through weekend
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Today: Mostly cloudy. Showers and storms. Upper 70s to low 80s. | Tonight: Scattered showers and storms. Mid-60s to near 70. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny. Showers/storms? Low-to-mid 80s. | Sunday: Partly sunny. P.M. showers/storms? Low-to-mid 80s. | A Look Ahead | Danny & The Beaches
FORECAST IN DETAIL
A dry streak may be in the offing next week. But until then, expect daily chances for showers and storms through the weekend, and highs mainly in the upper 70s to mid-80s. With the exception of the Eastern Shore, our rain chances around here will be more connected with the usual low-pressure areas and cold fronts moving in from the west, rather than with Tropical Storm Danny, the center of which is still expected to track well east.
Today (Friday): Mostly cloudy. Areas of showers and thunderstorms with heavy downpours are possible throughout the day. Morning activity may be isolated in nature, with increased coverage likely in the afternoon and evening. Highs in the upper 70s to low 80s and quite humid, courtesy a light onshore breeze from the east/southeast. Confidence: Medium
Tonight: Showers and a few storms are likely to be scattered about the area. The humid air should prevent lows from dipping much past the mid-60s to near 70. Confidence: Medium
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Tomorrow (Saturday): As Danny passes well to the east, partly sunny skies get us a bit warmer with highs in the low-to-mid-80s. Still, we hold onto a chance of some isolated or scattered showers and storms. About a 50% chance that rain dampens your outdoor activity at some point. We stay on the humid side, too. Confidence: Low-Medium
Tomorrow Night: Shower and storm chances could linger into Saturday night. Lows again in the mid-60s to near 70. Confidence: Low-Medium
Sunday: Looks like a mix of sun and clouds and less humid. So highs in the low-to-mid 80s should feel nice. A front could be stalled out close enough to the south and east to give us a chance (about 40%) of some showers and storms in the afternoon or evening. Confidence: Medium
A partly cloudy end to our weekend on Sunday night with maybe an isolated shower or storm overnight and lows in the low-to-mid 60s. Confidence: Medium
Assuming that front stays far enough south and east, Monday and Tuesday should be partly to possibly mostly sunny with low humidity and highs in the mid-70s to low 80s. Nothing more than an isolated storm, unless that front tries to move back toward us. Confidence: Medium
The Maryland and Delaware beaches could just miss, or could get grazed, by the western edge of Tropical Storm Danny's rains and some gusty breezes Friday night and early Saturday. Either way, at least at this juncture, Danny does not seem to be a reason to cancel any vacation plans to the Eastern Shore, and improving conditions are expected by Saturday afternoon.
Further south, a Tropical Storm Watch is posted for the North Carolina coast, including the Outer Banks. Chances are higher down there for some rain squalls and stronger winds, though still probably below tropical storm strength (39 mph or higher), later today into early tomorrow. To the north, significant winds and rain threaten the New England coast, including the Boston Area and Cape Cod, through the day Saturday.
Watch out for dangerous surf and rip currents up and down the East Coast today into tomorrow. -Dan Stillman
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