Sunday of Sunshine Low Humidity Very Warm More Humid Week Ahead
We are still in the meteorological sweet spot today with low pressure well to the east and a warm front still well to the west. That makes it very simple forecast wise for today. The satellite picture this morning is showing mostly clear skies from Northern Virginia to New England and we expect no weather issues at all today. Look for plenty of sunshine with slightly warmer temperatures than yesterday as high reach 80 to 85 this afternoon. Slightly cooler 70s are likely at the beaches with local sea breezes developing during this afternoon. Radars are bone dry quiet and will remain that way today and tonight.
Tonight will be nice and clear with most lows in the 60s. We are going to try and hold on to the nice weather on Monday at least at the start but a warm front will be approaching slowly from the west. We should have sunshine Monday with some high clouds coming in during the afternoon. Highs will reach into the 80s.
There will be some showers and thunderstorms as we transition over into the very warm humid air mass that will take over for the rest of the week. We don’t expect to see any showers or thunderstorms moving through until Tuesday morning. The warm front goes by and then we will be sitting in a world of higher dew points.
The good news is that while we are transitioning to a very warm humid air mass all week it won’t be out of control hot. Yes there will be chances for showers and thunderstorms along the way but they should be scattered in nature. Perhaps the best chances for scattered pop up thunderstorms would be late in the week. Tuesday highs will be held back a bit with the warm front and clouds. Highs will be in the upper 70s to some middle 80s. Starting Wednesday we will take it up a notch or two with highs reaching the mid 80s to near 90 Wednesday through Saturday
Next Saturday brings the next cold front and probably the next chance for any significant shower or thunderstorm activity. Highs will reach the 80s to near 90. As long as the weather pattern favors fronts to keep on moving, we should see weather conditions improve next Sunday which then takes us into the week that includes the 4th of July holiday. It is too early to speculate that far ahead but we can say onshore flows and stalled cold fronts nearby do not appear to be in the cards which at least means we won’t get into a prolonged pattern of showers and thunderstorms. We will take a closer look at the long range later this week when we get a little closer to the time frame.
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