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Summer Makes a Brief Appearance

Matt Ross @ 1:00 AM

June-like weather will be the norm over the next couple days as southwest flow ahead of an approaching cold front keeps us summery before spring conditions return for the end of the week. The most active weather is likely to be tomorrow afternoon and evening, as the front pushes through with the potential for showers and thunderstorms.


Sunny, Warm. Today will be sunny and breezy with a warm wind from the southwest as we are caught between high pressure off the coast and an approaching front to the west. Afternoon highs will reach the low to mid 80s. Tonight will be mostly clear and very warm. Overnight temperatures will only fall to the low to mid 60s.


Forecast Confidence: HighIncreasing Clouds, PM Showers & T'storms. Wednesday should start off ok, but clouds will be on the increase as we head through the afternoon. There is a 50-50 chance of some showers and thunderstorms as a front passes through the region. High temperatures will be near 80 prior to the frontal passage, but cooler air will make it into the area as we head through the evening. Refer to Jason's forecast for the rest of the week and weekend.

Depicted Above Courtesy of Accuweather: Warm southwest flow ahead of a cold front to our west. The front will lose some punch as it heads toward DC metro, but will still bring some showers as it ushers in a quick return to spring conditions.

May Climate Notes

As we approach mid month, May conditions have been a bit warmer and a bit dryer than average. With an average high just over 74 degrees and an average low around 55, we are running between 1-2 degrees above average through the 14th. Rainfall is averaging 60% of normal so far, almost all thanks to the storms on Saturday night. Despite our dry May thus far, precipitation totals year-to-date are very close to average. We have yet to hit 90 degrees, but given the 32 90 degree days we average during the summer months, it is only a matter of time. Over the last several years, we have had our 1st 90 degree day as early as mid April and as late as mid June. Regarding summer, look for more thoughts in the coming weeks. Currently, if I had to wager, I would say June will have below normal temperatures and August will be our warmest summer month with respect to average. Stay Tuned.

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