Yesterday we hit the mid-upper 80s in the region. It was a warm day for sure. Today we’ll have more of the same. It will be very warm and moderately humid. High pressure is offshore. We’ll have partly cloudy skies in the region.
The wind will be out of the southwest for a while, but it looks like a subtle wind-shift will arrive late in the day. They will turn to out of the northwest. Temperatures will rise to the mid-upper 80s with one or two 90s in the region. Warm temps will push up all the way into the Great Lakes region.
When the wind-shift arrives it might drop temps a couple of degrees. It may also kick off a stray shower or two in the region, but the chance for rain is only about 5%. Tomorrow we’ll have southwest winds all day. Plus, we’ll be mostly sunny. This will allow temps to rise up to near 90 degrees. the current record for tomorrow is 95 set back in 1954. so I doubt we’ll reach the record. However, we will be way above the average of 74 degrees. By Friday a cool front will move into the region. The models are now calling for high temps to dip into the upper 70s. There may be some isolated showers as the front sweeps through. Then we’ll be mild/warm Saturday and Sunday with highs in the low 80s. Humidity should drop. So it should be more comfortable this weekend even though temps will still be above average. The long range models show more warmth through the middle of next week.
In the tropics there is a weak disturbance in the eastern Caribbean. It has a low chance for formation over the next few days, but we’ll watch it. However, Leslie is now a hurricane in the central Atlantic. It is now the 6th hurricane of the Atlantic season.
The hurricane is forecast to move north over the next 2-3 days. Then it should turn east and weaken by the weekend. It will likely stay out to sea. However, we are getting some large swells (waves that travel away from the storm). These are creating a high threat for rip currents. However, they are also making for some great surf. Wave heights will be about 2-4 feet today, and they may be even higher tomorrow. Have fun, but be careful surfers.
Meteorlogist: Jeremy Wheeler