The leading edge of some much warmer and more humid air is slowly advancing through the mid-Atlantic. The combination of any breaks of sunshine along with increasing dew points and temps could fire up an isolated shower or t-storm by the afternoon and evening so we will be keeping a very close eye on that.
Maryland faces an enhanced fire weather threat Sunday.
A nice weather pattern– which we’ve been enjoying for much of the week– only looks like it’ll be every bit as pleasant Thursday and Friday.
Well, so much for my idea of Thursday being dry.
The front that started to move into Maryland Thursday, is finally gone.
Humidity is almost a constant problem.
No surprise for Northeast residents sweating out the summer after a winter barely touching their snow shovels: this is the hottest year on record in the region so far.
Expect temperatures to top out no lower than 90 over the next few days, with an uptick in the humidity and a good chance for some thunderstorms over the weekend.
Health officials have issued heat advisories for Maryland.
It may not be the triple digits today, but we still hit 90 degrees this afternoon. One huge difference, though, was that the dew points/humidity dropped considerably.
The high humidity/dewpoints continue, making it feel like 100-105 degrees this afternoon.
A front separating a much drier air mass over upstate New York from the humid air over our region lies near the N.Y. border. The proximity of the front will spark a few thundershowers today and early this evening, though about half the region will remain dry.