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Forecast Last Updated at Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 6:12AM

Cooler With Clouds

Cooler weather is here. Unfortunately, it comes with clouds through Monday and spotty light rain/drizzle today. Sunday and Monday look drier, but clouds definitely stick around with our subdued temperatures. The wedge of high pressure holding the thermometer hostage fully breaks Tuesday allowing some sunshine to return for the afternoon with temperatures rebounding a few degrees. More showers and storms are expected Wednesday as a front passes through. Temperatures continue to warm as we wrap up the workweek, however, drier high pressure builds into the region setting us up for a couple nice days Thursday and Friday.

We do keep an eye on the tropical situation off the Southeastern U.S. coast through midweek, see more details in the discussion.

Saturday

Hi: 72 Lo: 59

Generally cloudy; Spotty rain around throughout the day; Cooler; Fog at night; Light East wind
Sunday

Hi: 73 Lo: 59

Mostly cloudy; Isolated shower possible; Remains pleasantly cool for late August; East 5-10 mph
Monday

Hi: 74 Lo: 61

Mostly cloudy; Stays on the cool side; Can't rule out a stray shower or two; NE wind 5-10 mph, becmg SE by afternoon
Tuesday

Hi: 78 Lo: 63

Partly sunny; Warmer; Isolated PM shower or t-shower possible
Wednesday

Hi: 81 Lo: 63

Mostly cloudy; Scattered PM showers & thundershowers

Further Out

Thursday - Partly cloudy; Pleasant; High in the lower 80s; Low in the lower 60s
Friday - Partly cloudy; Pleasant; High in the lower 80s; Low in the lower 60s

Forecast Discussion

High pressure is building into the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic from the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley. As it settles over the Northeast today, the high wedges along the eastern slopes of the Appalachians while moisture overruns the high at the surface from a stationary front situated to our south. This setup results in widespread clouds with spotty rain/drizzle and overnight fog. This pattern lingers through Monday with less rain expected for Sunday and Monday.

A disturbance lies just off the east coast of Florida keeping ample moisture in play around our stationary front. No development into an organized tropical system is expected from this disturbance until possibly the midweek as it lingers off the Southeast coast.

The wedge of high pressure holds in place through Monday and begins to breakdown by lunchtime Tuesday. As a result, temperatures begin to warm up Tuesday with less cloud cover and a "can't rule out" mention of rain. That changes Wednesday. A cold front sweeps in from the Midwest and through the Ohio Valley Wednesday bringing scattered showers and thundershowers back to the region.

High pressure builds into the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast Thursday behind the front with drier air. Patchy AM fog is likely both Thursday and Friday mornings, however, chances for rain will be fairly nil. Temperatures rebound back into the low 80's for some spots.

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