The unusual warmth for early October that we’ve been experiencing lately is expected to continue over the next few days.
And there should also be an uptick in the humidity occurring during the next 24-36 hours — with that moisture expected to remain in place throughout the upcoming weekend. But while most temperatures were in the lower and, in some cases, the middle 80s Wednesday, the next few days probably won’t be quite as warm.
The weather map is showing high pressure located over both eastern Canada and the southeastern United States. Between them, the very weakest of boundaries (a cool front) is located over the mid Atlantic states, just to the south of the Mason-Dixon Line. This really only will tend to act as a feature where there is a “wind shift” that takes place, and while most of the area encountered westerly winds Wednesday, these will tend to be out of the north or northwest for a while before turning back more toward the west again Thursday afternoon. The leading edge of more humid air is poised to lift to the north Thursday night and Friday.
Essentially, the remnants of Tropical Storm Karen will start lifting slowly to the north Thursday night and Friday — only this time, it will be portrayed as a “warm front.” Dewpoint temperatures are expected to wind up in the 60s Friday, and should remain in the 60s throughout the weekend, making it “a little less comfortable” around here.