Weather from NBC Storm Team 4 — Updated 6:58 a.m. Sept. 2, 2015
Another hot and humid day is on tap for Wednesday, with temperatures rising once again into the low to mid-90s. We are looking at a mix of sun and clouds with a chance of some showers and thunderstorms developing through the afternoon and early evening as a piece of energy diving out of the Ohio Valley heads this way. That energy will eventually slide to the south late tonight and fade out, so we’re only expecting the threat of rain through the evening. Overnight lows falling into the 70s, perhaps the 60s, with mostly clear skies; there could be some fog once again to deal with overnight.
Look for sunshine Thursday, with temperatures once again in the lower to mid-90s. It will feel much hotter than that with the combined humidity at times during the afternoon. A stray shower or storm can’t be ruled out Thursday, although it’s unlikely. By Friday, clouds will increase through the day, and highs might reach 90 before the clouds completely move in ahead of a backdoor cold front. That front will trigger some showers and thunderstorms through the late afternoon and into the night. A few showers and storms will pop up for the areas closer to Central Virginia late Friday night, but by that time, most of us will be drying out as high pressure works its way in, bringing drier air.
WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy with a chance of showers/storms this afternoon; very warm and very muggy
Highs: Lower to mid-90s
Wind: NW at 5 mph
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear to partly cloudy; some fog possible
Lows: 60s to mid-70s
Winds: W at 5 mph
THURSDAY: Mostly sunny, with a very slight chance of a stray shower or storm; hot and humid
Highs: Low to mid-90s
Winds: N at 5 mph
FRIDAY: Increasing clouds; storms and showers are possible anywhere from late afternoon to late evening – still humid
Highs: Around 90
SATURDAY: Gradual clearing through the morning; less humidity! A touch cooler; seasonable
Area Beaches Forecast
Ocean City, MD/Rehoboth, Dewey, Bethany-Water Temp: 77 degrees
Friday: Temperatures will top out in the low 80s with partly sunny skies. A 30% chance of some showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon
Saturday: Sunshine moves back in with less humidity. Temperatures top out near 80 degrees
Sunday: All sunshine, with temperatures around 80
Virginia Beach/Sandbridge-Water Temp: 79 degrees
Friday: A breezy start to the weekend with sunny skies. Some showers and thunderstorms possible (20%) through the late evening, with temperatures in the lower to mid-80s.
Saturday: Cloudy and breezy through the day. Cooler with temperatures in the upper 70s.
Sunday: More sunshine! Temperatures in the upper 70s.
Outer Banks-Water Temp: 79 degrees
Friday: Showers and thunderstorms expected overnight into Saturday. Much of Friday is looking dry, with increasing clouds late in the day. Temperatures in the mid-80s
Saturday: Mostly clouds around and cooler. Temperatures around 80 degrees.
Sunday: A mix of sun and clouds with temperatures around 80 degrees.
High/Low Yesterday: 95º/71º
Normal High/Low: 84º/67º
Record High/Low for DC Wednesday: 101º (1980)/ 50º (1895)
Sunrise: 6:38 a.m. | Sunset: 7:37 a.m.
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