TONIGHT: Partly Cloudy, Stray Shower After Sunset. Lo 70.
TUESDAY: Partly Sunny, Hot & Humid. Hi 90.
WEDNESDAY: Mostly Sunny & Hot. Hi 90.
While the day started off damp and dreary, we finally saw skies clear this afternoon. Temperatures rebounded into the low to mid 80s, which is actually a few degrees below normal. This evening will be quiet although we are watching some showers and storms over western PA that will try to move east. Most of the activity will fall apart, but we can’t totally rule out an isolated shower making it over the mountains after dark.
The heat builds again starting tomorrow as the region taps into a southwest flow. Tuesday will offer a mix of clouds and sun with highs likely reaching 90° during the afternoon. A weak cold front will cross during the afternoon, which may bring a stray shower, but the chance appears very small. We’re back to 90° tomorrow and Wednesday and eventually into the mid-90s Thursday! Thursday appears to be the peak of the heat, with an evening t-storm or two popping up.
A cold front will approach late in the week, bringing that chance for storms Thursday evening and an even better chance for scattered t-storms both Friday and Saturday. It does appear this front will stall nearby, keeping the chance for a few pop-up storms into Sunday. The best chance for rain will come as the front crosses Monday, bringing scattered storms. Highs in the meantime will stay at or above 90 degrees, likely making the upcoming week our third heat wave of the season.
-Meteorologist Adis Juklo