Forecast: Warm/Dry Today; Cool/Wet Tomorrow
Danny's effect on weekend uncertain but likely small
Today: Mostly sunny & warm. 85-90. | Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Scattered storms. Upper 60s. | Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy & cooler. Showers/storms abound. Upper 70s. | A Look Ahead
FORECAST IN DETAIL
The weather over the coming five days may be a bit unsettled. Though we're warm and dry today (at least during the majority of the daylight hours), tomorrow will be much cooler with frequent showers and thunderstorms. A stalled out front keeps the threat of showers and storms around for much of the weekend while Tropical Storm Danny will probably stay far enough to the east to spare us from major impacts. But it still bears watching.
Today (Thursday): We'll see mostly sunny skies for much of the day today, with a light northeasterly breeze of 5-10 mph at times. It will be another warm one, with many areas seeing temperatures in the upper 80s to near 90. By evening, clouds increase, and scattered showers and thunderstorms may develop (probably not until around 5 p.m. or later). Confidence: Medium-High
Tonight: We'll see mostly cloudy skies tonight with scattered areas of showers and thunderstorms throughout the course of the evening and overnight period. Overnight lows will drop to the upper 60s in most spots. Confidence: Medium-High
Keep reading to see what effects TS Danny may have on our weekend weather...
Tomorrow (Friday): In sharp contrast to Thursday's mostly sunny and warm conditions, an onshore flow (easterly winds near 10 mph) setting up on Friday will set the stage for mostly cloudy to overcast skies and much cooler afternoon highs in the upper 70s. Periods of showers, and perhaps a few thunderstorms, can be expected throughout the day. Confidence: Medium
Tomorrow Night: Overcast skies with scattered showers, along with a few rumbles of thunder here and there, will make Friday night an ideal one to stay in and rent a movie. Temperatures will drop only modestly, down to the upper 60s. Confidence: Medium
Here's what we do know about Saturday: we'll have a strong tropical storm or perhaps weak hurricane Danny churning off the mid-Atlantic coast. What we don't know is how close this tropical cyclone will be to our region. If it stays further out to sea (80% chance), we're likely to have a partly cloudy day with scattered showers and thunderstorms due to the presence of a stalled out front. If Danny takes a more inland track (20% chance), we'll have overcast skies and the potential for heavy showers and gusty winds. High temperatures regardless should range from 75-80. Scattered showers may linger at night, with lows near 70. Confidence: Low
By Sunday Danny will probably be racing off to the north and east. However, a stalled front will still be in our vicinity, giving us the chance of showers and storms, particularly in the afternoon. Highs should be around 80. Confidence: Low-Medium
The outlook for Monday is for some morning clouds and showers possible, with drier conditions probably for the second half of the day. Highs again will be within a few degrees of 80, with overnight lows in the low to mid-60s. Confidence: Low-Medium
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