TODAY: Sunny and unseasonably warm
Highs: 77°-81° | Wind: NW 5-10
TOMORROW: Sunny and unseasonably warm, isolated (t)showers
Highs: 79°-83° | Wind: S 4-8
FRIDAY: Becoming mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms.
Highs: 73°-77°| Wind: SW 5-10
When the temperature hit 81 yesterday, it was 26 degees above average for the day. Just as a point of reference...if the high temperature in Washington was 26 degrees above average on August 1st, the high would be 115 degrees. And while these numbers are huge, the only RECORD HIGH temperature in jeopardy of being tied or broken, during this current pattern, is tomorrow.
A massive area of high pressure will continue the sunny and extra warm conditions through Thursday. On Friday, an approaching cold front will deliver more clouds, slightly cooler temperatures and an increasing chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Looking ahead to the weekend...latest guidance suggests the heavy cloud cover and unsettled weather will push south and leave our region with partly cloudy skies with highs still in the 70s.