Weather from NBC Storm Team 4 — Updated at 4:40a.m; May 24, 2015
The return of the south wind means that summer weather is about to return. For Memorial Day, expect a mild start. Temperatures will be noticeably milder than the past few mornings with another big warm-up during the day. Afternoon highs will stay in the 80s for most with a few spots in central Virginia possibly hitting 90°. It will be a bit breezy during the afternoon providing a bit of relief from the heat.
Heading back to work and school summer heat and humidity set in. Temperatures will be in the mid to upper 80s and with the humidity; there will be a bit of a heat index to consider. Afternoon thunderstorms will be mainly confined to areas along the I-81 corridor for Tuesday but will move into the I-95 corridor for Wednesday and beyond.
Once the heat, humidity, and afternoon storm chances arrive, they will be slow to leave. For the second half of the week plan on high temperatures to warm into the mid to upper 80s. This pattern looks to continue into the weekend, with highs even a touch warmer. The big question is will a cold front move through late Saturday or late Sunday. This will determine when we get some relief so stay tuned!
Tonight: Mainly Clear & Comfortable
Memorial Day: Mostly Sunny & Warmer. An afternoon Breeze
Highs: Mid to Upper 80s (87 Washington)
Tuesday: Mostly then Partly Sunny, Hot & Humid. Chance of isolated late day Showers and Storms over the Blue Ridge Mountains
Highs: Mid to Upper 80s (88 Washington)
Wednesday: Hazy, Hot & Humid, Some scattered PM Showers and Storms likely, especially west of Washington
Highs: Mid to Upper 80s (89 Washington)
Thursday: Mostly Cloudy, still Hot & Humid, Scattered mainly PM Showers and Storms likely
Highs: Mid 80s (86 Washington)
High/Low 75/54 Rain 0.00″
Average High/Low 78/59
Record High/Low 92/41
Sunrise/Sunset 5:49 AM 8:21 PM
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