A cold front is moving through today, but it’s not going to give us much relief. Highs are going up into the 90s this afternoon, and we are going right back up there again tomorrow after the front passes.
There are already showers and thunderstorms out there this morning with this front, and a scattering of thunderstorms is possible on and off today as that front slowly sags south through the state. There could even be a lingering shower or thunderstorm tomorrow before that front is completely out of here. However, it’s this front that is holding off the most intense heat – at least for now.
Even though it’s a hot start to the week, even hotter air is coming for the second half of the week. Highs will get to the upper 90s/near 100 degrees with the dewpoints/humidity even higher. That will bring out heat index to the low 100s. The peak of this heat will be Thursday through Saturday.
There is another front that will move through over the weekend. There may be a pop up thunderstorm Friday ahead of it, and then again over the weekend as the front passes by.
Tropical storm Bret is still churning in the Atlantic off Florida. Winds did get up to 65 mph last evening, but are back down to 50 mph this morning. Bret is moving off to the northeast, being deflected from the East Coast by the front moving through Maryland today.