7:00 AM | Update on the weekend solar storm; hot and humid through mid-week then significant late week relief
Mostly sunny, hot, humid, slight chance for a shower or thunderstorm, highs in the low 90’s
Mostly clear, mild, lows in the mid 70’s
Mostly sunny, very hot and humid, upper 90’s
Mainly clear, mild, mid 70’s
Partly sunny, very hot and humid, shower and thunderstorms likely late in the day and at night, upper 90’s
Partly sunny, not as hot, still the chance for a couple of showers and thunderstorms, upper 80’s
Mostly sunny, more comfortable, mid-to-upper 80’s
Mostly sunny, still comfortable, mid-to-upper 80’s
A long-lasting geomagnetic storm did occur over the weekend as a result of the coronal mass ejection (CME) from Thursday’s X-class solar flare. At first the CME’s impact seemed relatively weak, but then conditions in the wake of the CME became somewhat stormy with satellites in geosynchronous orbits exposed to solar wind plasma according to NASA Goddard scientists. Also, northern lights were visible over the weekend (where the skies were clear) as far south as Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska and across most northern US states from Maine to Washington.
High pressure off of the east coast will dominate the weather scene into mid-week. From this position, the high will pump in hot and humid air with temperatures likely to peak on Tuesday and Wednesday well up in the 90’s throughout much of the Mid-Atlantic. A cold front will pass through by Thursday and bring relief for the late week with cooler and less humid air moving in.