Forecast Last Updated at Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 4:50PM
Dodging PM Thundershowers
Make a mental note, the second half of the week is going to be spectacular! First we must get through two more unsettled days, perhaps even a little rambunctious come late Tuesday. The morning hours are mostly protected, but expect showers and thundershowers to fire each afternoon. A game changing front moves through Tuesday night bringing noticeably cooler and drier air beginning Wednesday.
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Hi: 75 Lo: 65
Mostly to partly cloudy; Isolated evening shower; Light wind
Hi: 77 Lo: 65
More clouds than sun; Scattered PM showers and t-showers; Light wind becoming SE 5-10 mph
Hi: 77 Lo: 62
Partly sunny; Scattered afternoon/evening showers & t-storms; SW wind 5-15 mph becoming NW and gusty Tue. night
Hi: 74 Lo: 54
Mostly cloudy early then decreasing clouds; Very nice and a little breezy; Cooler at night
Hi: 73 Lo: 53
Mostly sunny; Refreshing & seasonably cool
Friday - A few more afternoon clouds; Splendid; High in the mid 70s; Low in the mid 50s
Saturday - Partly cloudy; Isolated afternoon showers; Remaining a little cooler than average; High in the mid 70s; Low in the upper 50s
A frontal boundary remains stationary in Virginia most of Monday before retreating north Monday night. On its heels is a very progressive and impressive cool front that moves through Tuesday night. All of that spells pretty decent rounds of PM showers and thundershowers Monday and Tuesday, particularly Tuesday.
Behind Tuesday's front high pressure becomes the dominating force across the eastern half of the nation. Modified Canadian air takes the helm the second half of the work week with low humidity levels, abundant sunshine, and relatively "cool" days and nights for late August. It's gonna be awesome!
The high settles over New England next weekend in a week wedge configuration. Gradually a moist southeast flow returns and so does the opportunity for afternoon showers. It's not impossible that scenario gets underway as early as Friday, but we're keeping Friday dry for now. With the wedgie pattern (not that wedgie :-), temperatures remain in check through Saturday.
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