Weather from NBC Storm Team 4 — Updated 6:48 a.m., Aug. 4, 2015
Well, it has already been a busy morning — storms started to push into the region around 3 a.m. in the Shenandoah Valley. This cluster of storms, moving at 40 to 45 mph, pushed east of Baltimore and into the Chesapeake Bay by 6 a.m. Through the rest of the morning, expect clearing skies and rising temperatures.
There will be a touch of humidity out there, and you will feel it even more through the day if you are south of D.C. Temperatures will rise into the lower to mid-90s. There is another chance of isolated showers and storms for Tuesday afternoon and into the early evening. Skies will clear overnight, and dry air moves in behind a cold front that will move southeast through the region, eventually stalling out over the North Carolina area.
Wednesday looks spectacular, with plenty of sunshine and temperatures around 90 degrees. Expect low humidity for Wednesday, with a slight breeze from time to time. Clouds increase by the morning hours on Thursday as the front stalled over the Carolinas starts its trek back north as a warm front. Rain chances will increase after the lunch hour on Thursday; an area of low pressure will eventually ride along the front bringing some showers and thunderstorms for both Thursday night and into Friday. Another piece of energy could bring rain showers Friday night and into the first part of the weekend, but it’s too early to say for sure. Temperatures starting on Thursday top out in the 80s, and we’ll stay in the 80s for daytime highs through the weekend.
TUESDAY: Another hot day with some humidity (mainly south); a 30 percent chance of showers and storms in the afternoon/evening
Highs: Lower to mid-90s
Wind: W 5-10 mph
TUESDAY NIGHT: Clearing overnight, comfortable
Winds: NW 3-5 mph
WEDNESDAY: Refreshing! No humidity; sunny! Slight breeze from time to time
Highs: Around 90
Winds: NW 5-15 mph
THURSDAY: Cloudy by the morning, afternoon/evening rain and storms, cooler
FRIDAY: Chance of rain showers/storms through the day, overcast
High/Low Yesterday: 93º/72º
Normal High/Low: 88º/71º
Record High/Low DC for this date: 102º (1930)/ 73º (1912)
Sunrise: 6:12 a.m. | Sunset: 8:16 p.m.
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