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Forecast: Showers and storms today; seasonal-to-cool weather into the weekend

EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Showers, storms, cloudy. 81-85. | Tonight: More shower chances. 65-70. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny. 79-83. | Get Express Forecast by E-mail


FORECAST IN DETAIL


Today (Tuesday): Showers and storms make today a watch-the-radar day. Most likely impacts should be around the midday hours and this afternoon into early evening. Some rainy episodes could be heavy, and I’m thinking most areas could see between .25” to .75” and locally higher depending on downpours. Cloudy skies, but highs still manage the low-to-mid 80s with winds from the south and southwest at 5-10 mph. Confidence: Medium

Tonight: Showers and possible thunderstorms mainly this evening with a 30% chance of overnight left-overs. Lows drop into the middle 60s in the outer suburbs to only around 70 in the city. Winds shift and come from the north at 5-10 mph. Confidence: Medium

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Tomorrow (Wednesday): Partly sunny skies with noticeable cool breezes from the north (10-15 mph). Highs range from the upper 70s to low 80s. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow night: Partly cloudy and cooler with lows in the upper 50s to the middle 60s in the city. Confidence: Medium-high

A LOOK AHEAD

Thursday is partly cloudy with a 30% risk of a mainly afternoon light shower. The better chances are over on the Delmarva though. Highs aim for the low-to-mid 80s. Thursday night is partly cloudy and cool with lows in the upper 50s to mid 60s again. Confidence: Medium-high

Friday and the weekend offer similar atmospheric circumstances due to stalled high pressure well to our north. Onshore Atlantic flow offers occasional daytime clouds intermixed with partial sunshine. Outside risks of a light sprinkle or shower exist too. Temperatures continue to run seasonal to slightly cooler-than-normal with highs in the low 80s and lows in the upper 50s to middle 60s. Confidence: Medium

With no more 90s in the forecast for this week and upcoming weekend, our next best chance to reach or exceed the 90-degree mark is around Tuesday of next week or later. How about that!?

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