Storm chances decrease as heat builds this weekend

Feel like temperatures of 95-100 degrees...
Heat Index The Next Few Days
Posted at 11:27 PM, Aug 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-14 23:35:23-04

The last few days weather-wise have been quite typical in and around Central Maryland. Temperatures have sat near seasonable averages despite the clouds and humidity has remained quite oppressive. Showers and thunderstorms have also been the norm during the afternoon hours which is typical of a late summertime theme. Not much changed today as high temperatures climbed into the mid to upper 80s with a few passing showers rolling through. More passing showers are expected overnight as a few frontal boundaries remained stalled across the area.

Like the last couple of days Thursday brings similar weather conditions. High temperatures will once again top out in the mid to upper 80s with additional spotty storms in the afternoon hours.

The pattern looks to change though for the weekend ahead. The jet-stream starts to lift back to the north come Friday allowing southerly flow to blow hotter air in. At the same time high pressure will nudge in from the north cutting down on those shower and storm chances. High temperatures on Saturday and Sunday could hop 90 degrees with feel like numbers close to 100 courtesy of the excess humidity. Pollen counts will also be very high for grass and ragweed sufferers.

Hot weather continues into the beginning of next week with highs topping 90 degrees Monday and Tuesday before a return to storms midweek. Feel like numbers during this period still likely to be close to 100 as the humidity does not look to go anywhere anytime soon. Hey if your tired of the heat and humidity just put this into the thought bank, the official start of Fall is only 40 days away.