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Forecast Last Updated at Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 6:56AM

Dodging PM Thundershowers

Make a mental note, the second half of the upcoming week is going to be spectacular! First we must get through three more unsettled days, perhaps even a little rambunctious come late Tuesday. The morning hours are protected, but expect showers and thundershowers to fire each afternoon. A game changing front moves through Tuesday night bringing noticeably cooler and drier air beginning Wednesday.

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Sunday

Hi: 83 Lo: 68

Mix of clouds & sunshine; Widely scattered PM showers & thundershowers; Light & variable wind
Monday

Hi: 83 Lo: 68

Partly sunny; Scattered PM showers and thundershowers; SW wind 5-10 mph
Tuesday

Hi: 83 Lo: 66

Mostly cloudy; Scattered PM showers and thunderstorms; SW 5-10 mph
Wednesday

Hi: 81 Lo: 61

Mostly cloudy early then decreasing clouds; Pleasant; Cooler at night
Thursday

Hi: 79 Lo: 60

Mostly sunny; Refreshingly less humid

Further Out

Friday - A few more afternoon clouds; Splendid; High near 80 degrees; Low in the lower 60s
Saturday - Partly cloudy; Isolated afternoon showers; High in the lower 80s; Low in the lower 60s

Forecast Discussion

A moist airmass remains in place as a frontal boundary is draped across Virginia today. The front retreats north Monday making room for a potent cool front to come through late Tuesday night. All of that spells pretty decent rounds of PM showers and thundershowers between now and Tuesday, particularly Tuesday.

Behind Tuesday's front high pressure becomes the dominating force across the eastern half of the nation. Modified Canadian air takes the helm the second half of the work week with low humidity levels, abundant sunshine, and relatively "cool" days and nights for late August. It's gonna be awesome!

The high settles over New England next weekend in a week wedge configuration. Gradually a moist southeast flow returns and so does the opportunity for afternoon showers. It's not impossible that scenario gets underway as early as Friday, but we're keeping Friday dry for now. With the wedgie pattern (not that wedgie :-), temperatures remain in check through Saturday.

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