Today: Big changes today. Dry air has moved in thanks to a weak frontal system. This dry air will stamp out most showers or storms if they attempt to develop. A few may still overcome this dry air. If so, the isolated storms that may occur could be on the strong side. Most, however, will remain dry today. This means if you would like to do anything outdoors, the odds are in your favor that you plans won’t get rained out. This also means it will be hot again today. Less rain and cloud cover will lead to more sunshine and more heat. High temperatures could reach 94 to 97 degrees across the area today. Overnight lows will be in the mid-70s again and dry. 

Thursday: Rinse and repeat without the rinse for tomorrow. Just like Wednesday, Thursday will be mostly dry and hot. Highs will be in the mid-upper 90s with only isolated storms expected to develop in the region.  

Friday-Sunday: The drier weather seen over the next 2 days doesn’t last long, so enjoy it while you can! A wet pattern returns Friday into the weekend with numerous showers and thunderstorms possible. This also reigns in highs back to the mid-upper 80s. Saturday’s rains will bring with them flood potential. There is a SLIGHT RISK (2/4) for flash flooding in isolated areas on Saturday. 

Monday-Tuesday: Next week will begin with more daily rain chances. The rain will hopefully become more scattered. This will also bring highs back up to the upper-80s to low-90s. 

Tracking the Tropics: There are 2 tropical waves of concern in the Atlantic.  

The first wave is currently east of the Caribbean and is expected to track northwest, over the Caribbean. It has a 60% chance of developing into a tropical depression or tropical storms in the next 48 hours. That bumps up to an 80% chance in the next 5 days.  

The second wave is just off the coast of West Africa. It is expected to track WNW with a 40% chance of development in the next 5 days. 

A third wave in the Mid-North Atlantic has moderate chance of development in the next 5 days, but is of no concern to North America. 

The tropics have been eerily quiet. They haven’t been this quiet since 1986.