7:00 AM | Humid and unsettled for the next couple of days with a downpour threat; no return in sight for the extreme heat; humidity drops for the second half of the week
More clouds than sun, warm, humid, afternoon showers and thunderstorms likely and any of the rain that falls can be heavy at times, highs in the mid 80’s
Mostly cloudy, humid, showers and thunderstorms likely and any of the rain that falls can be heavy at times, mild, lows in the low 70's
Mostly cloudy, warm, humid, showers and thunderstorms likely and any of the rain that falls can be heavy at times, low-to-mid 80’s
Mostly cloudy, chance for showers and thunderstorms, cooler late, lows in the upper 60's
Mostly sunny, warm, not as humid, just a chance for a shower or thunderstorm, low-to-mid 80’s
Partly sunny, pleasant, low 80’s
Partly sunny, still comfortable, low 80’s
Partly sunny, warm, mid 80’s
The extreme heat of last week is gone and there is no extreme heat in sight. In fact, I believe it is quite likely that when the summer is all over we'll look back at last week as the hottest week of all. The heat wave peaked at 98 degrees in both Philly (Philly Intl Airport) and New York City (Central Park), and at 97 degrees in DC (Reagan National). While the extreme heat is gone, the high humidity from last week remains for the next couple of days and an occasional tropical-like downpour will likely be the result. The frontal system that passed through the region this weekend breaking the back of last week’s heat wave has set up shop in the neighborhood and this will keep it very until settled right through tomorrow with the occasional shower and thunderstorm. Although much of the time will be rain-free over the next couple of days in the Mid-Atlantic, any rain that falls can quickly bring heavy rain and flash flooding to localized regions.
Looking ahead to the second half of the week, a cool front slides through the region by Wednesday and this frontal system passage will set us up for a couple of relatively nice days on Wednesday and Thursday with a noticeable drop in humidity levels. In fact, it looks like it'll be comfortably cool sleeping weather both Wednesday and Thursday nights. The nicer weather could actually last into Friday, but more rain will likely threaten the Mid-Atlantic region later this weekend.