We did it yet again. We hit 100 degrees Sunday afternoon. That ties the old record from 1993, and makes this the 12th straight day of 90+ degree days. That stretch also includes three days at 100+ degrees. With a cold front slicing this intense atmosphere, we saw strong and severe thunderstorms start to fire earlier Sunday afternoon, and are still battering parts of the Mid-Atlantic.
A severe thunderstorm watch is officially still in effect for most of the state through 10 p.m. The strongest storms have been in D.C. and northern Virginia but are moving into southern Maryland Sunday evening. Severe thunderstorm warnings have been issued for the threat of damaging, gusty winds over 60 mph. This line will continue over to the Eastern Shore later in the evening.
The front creating all of this stormy weather will slowly set up to the south of us Monday. That will put us on the “cooler” side of the front, breaking our stretch of 90+ degree days. We will still be warm and muggy, though, with the front so close… just 80s warm and not 90s or 100s. Also, with the front so close, we will see scattered showers and some thunderstorms around. There is the chance for a few thunderstorms again on Tuesday before that front slowly sags just a little farther south into the Carolinas.
That front will drag back to the north again later this week. It will bring thunderstorms and showers with it when it does. We are thinking maybe as early as Thursday, but the better chance is Friday and Saturday.