Weekly Outlook: July 17-23, 2017

Here we are in the middle of summer, and we’re still waiting to have a full week of actual “summer” weather. Well, guess what? That wait may finally be over! That’s right, some actual bona-fide “summer weather” looks like it’ll be here for the next 7 days.

What’s actually going on for most of the week is fairly simple to explain. High pressure will remain in place off the East Coast for the next several days. That means we’ll have warm and increasingly humid conditions right through Wednesday. When it’s warm and humid, we also have the daily chance for showers and thunderstorms. We’re not expecting any widespread severe weather, but any storms that do form could produce some gusty winds and heavy downpours. Thunderstorms may be a bit more widespread as we head into Thursday, especially Thursday evening and night, as a cold front moves towards the region. Ahead of the front, temperatures should reach the 90s across much of the region, making for an oppressive day. Of course, some of you enjoy that, so Thursday might be considered the “best” day of the week by those standards. The front moves through Thursday night, and drier and slightly cooler conditions return for Friday and Saturday. Clouds and maybe more showers and thunderstorms could return on Sunday ahead of another front.

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Thursday is looking like a very toasty afternoon across the area. Image provided by WeatherBell.

Monday: Partly sunny skies, a late-day shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 81-88.

Monday night: Partly to mostly cloudy. Low 61-68.

Tuesday: A mix of sun and clouds, scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 78-85.

Tuesday night: Clear to partly cloudy. Low 63-70.

Wednesday: Sunshine gives way to increasing clouds with afternoon showers and thunderstorms possible. High 84-91.

Thursday: Partly sunny, hot, and humid, with a chance for late-day showers and thunderstorms. High 88-95.

Friday: A mix of sunshine and clouds, less humid. High 82-89.

Saturday: Sunshine and a few afternoon clouds. High 78-85.

Sunday: More clouds than sun with a chance for showers and thunderstorms. High 80-87.

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