The gorgeous stretch continues: an area of high pressure has settled across the eastern half of nation bringing sunny skies for the rest of the week. Northwesterly winds will give us another comfortable day on Thursday. The winds will then shift westerly on Friday bringing in warmer temperatures and the humidity will also be on the climb.
Skies will remain generally clear Wednesday night. Winds will be light allowing temperatures to tumble down into the upper 50s. Some of the outlying suburbs could go as low as the mid to upper 40s.
Thursday will be another gem. It will feature sunshine from dusk until dawn and temperatures in the upper 70s.
As mentioned, the winds will start to shift more westerly as the area of high pressure shifts from the Ohio Valley to the Mid-Atlantic coastline. That will bring temperatures back up into the lower 80s by Friday. The humidity will be on the climb as well, but it will remain tolerable. By Saturday, a cold front will be on the move toward the east coast. A few scattered thunderstorms could develop especially during the latter part of the day. Ahead of the front, the heat and humidity will be in as temperatures climb close to 90 degrees.
The front should pass to the south and east allowing for a dry Father’s Day. Unfortunately, the forecast models are indicating that will remain very warm and muggy as temperatures top out in the upper 80s. Sunday is also the start of summer, which officially begins late in the evening, at 11:31pm.
Things start to get unsettled heading into next week. The National Hurricane Center is monitoring a disturbance in the Western Gulf of Mexico that could become a tropical system within the next few days. Regardless of any further into a named storm or not, it will track northward making landfall in the US Gulf Coast by the weekend, then shift east toward the East Coast. The remnants of the storm could bring some rain around here sometime between late Monday and Tuesday. The exact impacts remain to be seen being that is still 5 days away and the storm has not fully developed yet.