What a warm day across the entire Mid-Atlantic. Clouds and showers from the warm front lifted north early Sunday, allowing sunshine and a rush of warm air to take over.
We jumped all the way to 86 degrees Sunday afternoon! That is close, but not quite the record of 88 degrees set back in 1941. We will only drop down to the 60s overnight (which is actually close to our average high) before soaring even higher Monday. We are forecasting a high of 88 Monday, with the record being 90 degrees. There is a chance that someone could hit 90 Monday afternoon.
The cold front part of the storm will move our way Monday night and Tuesday. It is the same storm that is hammering the Plains and Upper Midwest with tornadoes and severe weather, but it will be MUCH weaker when it gets here. In fact, we just have the chance for a shower or thunderstorm Tuesday when it passes through. This front will knock the record challenging heat down when it passes. Now, it will still be warm. We are talking temperatures in the upper 60s and 70s behind it instead of 80s to near 90.
Another, much weaker storm will pass to our south Wednesday with clouds and the chance for a few showers – better chance across southern Maryland. Then, a third storm will move our way, probably Friday. It will be a slow mover, strengthening as it moves our way.
Rain is possible Friday into Saturday as it crawls along before much cooler air is drawn down from Canada in its wake. Temperatures will take a huge hit late next week and next weekend – especially compared to this weekend.
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