Hot Humid Sunday Monday Thunderstorms Tuesday

Sunday Heat Humidity No Thunderstorms Week Ahead Outlook

This Sunday is going to be a hot one for sure and we will see highs reach the low to middle 90s. A west wind and sunshine are a hot combination in the summertime as it keeps the sea breeze confined to the beaches and even there it has to fight its way inland


The satellite pictures and loops this morning all show a rather dry picture across much of the Northeast and Middle Atlantic States. Trying to get even an isolated shower or thunderstorm to develop today will be almost impossible with the stable atmosphere we are in. The humidity will be on the high side to stay cool and stay comfortable. It is the last weekend and the last Sunday of July and  in another 2 weeks the average temperatures will begin to drop.



On to the week ahead where we have some changes ahead . Monday will be another hot and humid day with sunshine and only a small chance for a pop up shower or thunderstorm. Highs will once again reach into the middle and upper 90s just about everywhere. Humidity level will remain high.

Tuesday brings a cold front and this could break the heat and humidity for the rest of the week. We are looking at showers and thunderstorms for late Tuesday. It might be a case for severe weather and the Storm Prediction Center has us in a marginal risk zone for late Tuesday. Highs will be into the 90s but clouds and a southwest wind will hold temperatures down a bit.

Wednesday through Friday look less humid and cooler though highs will still be in the 80s each day and we will have some sunshine. The frontal boundary stalls across the Carolinas and Virginia with clouds and showers there. On the lower right you can see an approaching tropical system that is forecast to develop in the next couple of days in the Tropical Atlantic. If it does a case can be made for it turning up the east coast but there are a number of players here and we will explore that possibility later today after the dayside weather models complete their cycle.