This Afternoon: Cloudy, Humid, Showers Possible
Highs: 74-78 | Rain: 30% Chance
Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, Showers Possible
Lows: 60-68 | Wind: E 5 mph
Monday: Mostly Cloudy, Humid, PM T-Storms
Highs: 77-81 | Rain: 30% Chance
With a low pressure center to our west and tropical moisture hemmed in by a Bermuda high to the east, we are literally stuck between a rock and a hard place! Day after day the winds are easterly, sunshine's at a minimum, dewpoints are high, and our spirits are low. The copious amounts of rain of late - over 8 inches at Reagan and over a foot at BWI Marshall this month - have contributed to the high humidity levels that never seem to drop. The prognosis for our moods and our weather is good however: models show that a cold front will finally approach the area late on Wednesday and usher in much cooler and drier air. Dew points are expected to drop from the 60s and 70s into the 40s and 50s and daytime highs will plummet into the 60s after flirting with 80 most of the week.
It may be fall, but the hurricane season still has two months to go. As a reminder of its staying power, two more tropical storms are moving across the Atlantic - Ophelia, now near the Caribbean, and Phillipe, just formed off the Cape Verde Islands. Not that we need reminders. For while we are mercifully done with Irene and Lee, these muggy days still feel tropical enough. Enjoy your Sunday.