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Forecast Last Updated at Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 1:33PM

Scattered Storms Redux

In typical high summer fashion, scattered mainly afternoon and evening t-storms will roam the region for the next several days. As the Bermuda High gets kicked off the SE coast this weekend, temperatures will “cool” down a couple degrees, and there may be a slight increase in the overall coverage of showers and boomers. Early next week we look to dry out and slowly heat up once again.

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Wednesday

Hi: 92 Lo: 70

Partly sunny; Scattered PM thunder; Still hot & humid; Light & variable wind
Thursday

Hi: 90 Lo: 69

A good deal of sunshine; Hit-or-miss PM showers & thunderstorms; Rather hot & humid; SW wind 5-10 mph
Friday

Hi: 89 Lo: 69

Partly cloudy; Scattered PM thunder; Rather hot & humid; SW wind 5-10 mph
Saturday

Hi: 88 Lo: 69

Partly sunny; Scattered PM showers & thunderstorms; Continued rather hot & quite humid
Sunday

Hi: 88 Lo: 68

A mix of clouds and sun; A good chance of PM thunder; Still rather hot & humid

Further Out

Monday - More of the same; More PM cloud build-ups with PM thunder around; Still rather hot & humid; High in the upper 80s; Low in the upper 60s
Tuesday - More sun; Isolated late day showers and t-storms. Still hot and sticky; High near 90 degrees; Low in the upper 60s

Forecast Discussion

Forecasting in the summer is a subtle affair, as the difference between a day with numerous showers and storms and one where almost nothing develops is quite small. That’s why we have scattered showers and thunderstorms through the weekend. There will certainly be one or two days with more coverage, and one or two with less, but trying to make that call with very weak features would be a case of getting “too cute”.

That said, a weak trough of low pressure will displace the Bermuda High a little further off the coast during the weekend. This should bring a little more cloud cover and lower temperatures a few degrees, though it will still be very muggy. And this will probably increase the coverage of showers and storms a little, just not enough to warrant stronger wording in the forecast.

A weak cold front may dip down into the region Monday before lifting north or just plain fading away on Tuesday as high pressure builds in from the middle of the continent. This feature should bring drier weather and a slow increase in temperatures.

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