Yes, the weekend officially wraps up today, but the weather will be decent with a good amount of sunshine across the area.
We’re looking at high temperatures to be several degrees warmer today than we saw on Saturday with 80s in the mountains. Highs will approach the 90 degree mark east of the Blue Ridge.
Our dry and hot pattern will continue through mid-week with highs continuing in the 80s in the mountains. East of the Blue Ridge, we’re expecting highs in the upper 80s to the lower and even some middle 90s further east.
As we get into Thursday, we start to turn a bit more unsettled as we introduce a chance for showers, maybe a few thunderstorms. Highs will fall back into the lower 80s in the mountains and the upper 80s in the east.
Those temperatures will continue at the end of the week and into next weekend, as will the chance for a few showers and thunderstorms.
Regarding the tropics, they continue heating up as there are four areas that the National Hurricane Center is watching.
The first is in the Bay of Campeche, east of Mexico as a complex of storms has generated into Tropical Storm Nicholas. The system is expected to drive northward today and hug the Texas coastline Monday afternoon and continue through Tuesday evening. It could make landfall anywhere along the Texas coast, or even into southwestern Louisiana. Unfortunately, the storm is expected to nearly stall out over eastern Texas or western Louisiana later this week which could bring significant rainfall totals to that region.
The second is north of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. A currently disorganized area of storms could generate into a tropical system next week that could bring some squally weather along the coast.
The third and fourth systems are in the eastern Atlantic. One is expected to head into Portugal next week with no impacts to the U.S. mainland. The last is off the coast of Africa and is heading west. There’s plenty of time to watch this system to see how strong it may get and where it may head.
If you’re going to be spending a significant time outdoors, be sure you have the sunscreen handy as we’re looking at quick burn-times today in the 15-25 minute timeframe.
Enjoy your sunny Sunday!
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