From the ABC 7 Weather team

July heat and humidity along with the threat of P.M. storms

July 7, 2011 - 08:16 AM
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A typical July day weather-wise with some t-showers developing this afternoon. Heavier rain may be in store Friday!

Thursday: Hot & Humid; Scattered PM T-Showers

Highs: Low 90s | Wind: Light & Westerly

Overnight: Mostly Cloudy; Lingering T-Shower

Lows: Around 70 | Wind: Light & Southerly

Friday: Showers & Storms Likely; Becoming Widespread & Heavy At Times

Highs: Mid - Upper 80s | Wind: ESE 5-10

A weak frontal boundary nearby combined with daytime heat in the low 90s will produce scattered showers and storms this afternoon however it appears the threat of seeing any severe weather would low. Steering winds remain westerly but very light, which means that any storms or downpours that do develop will be slow to move and may just drift to the east.

During the overnight a few showers or storms may linger in a few locations otherwise expect another muggy and mild one.

As I have been hinting at for the past few days Friday is looking rather unsettled. Tomorrow, a shortwave will advance toward us from the west while at the same time an area of low pressure with tropical origins will slide up the coast putting us right in the middle of these weather features. More simply put, showers and storms look likely and will become more widespread as the day progresses so don’t leave home without your umbrella and some extra patience. The Storm Prediction Center currently has D.C., much of VA, and all of Southern Maryland under a slight risk of severe storms Friday with the main threats being damaging winds and marginally severe hail.

Aside from a few lingering shower or storms early Saturday the weekend is looking dry and hot as high pressure build in from the north.

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