Taste of Fall … then Hurricane Irene?

  • A strong cold front will cross the Washington Region Sunday bringing with it more afternoon thunderstorms. Some storms will become severe with damaging winds and hail
  • Beautiful weather is in store for the entire Mid-Atlantic Monday and Tuesday.

Highs on Tuesday will struggle to reach 80 degrees in Washington

  • Lows on Tuesday morning will fall into the mid 50s in the Shenandoah Valley, upper 50s in the outer northern and western suburbs and mid 60s in Washington and Baltimore.  Highs will struggle to reach 80 from Washington to New York with upper 70s in the western suburbs of the big cities.

ALL EYES TURN TO WHAT WILL LIKELY BECOME HURRICANE IRENE

  • Global Forecast Models take Irene very near the southern Florida coast and then pull her up the eastern seaboard late next weekend.
  • The remains of tropical systems would end any remaining drought conditions across Northern Virginia, southern Maryland and parts of lower Delaware and would also bring flooding problems to parts of the area that have received excessive amounts of rain during the past two weeks.
  • If Irene does track close to the spine of the Appalachians, a tornado outbreak would be possible with extreme wind shear in the atmosphere… stay tuned!