Watching the Southeast Coast
A potent disturbance off of the southeast Florida coast is forecast to move northward approaching the Georgia or Carolina coastline on Wednesday. The forecast models are currently not in agreement as to whether this disturbance will develop into something more substantial or if it will simply bring the threat of heavy rain and or thunderstorms Thursday into Friday.
Increasing Humidity Late Week
The image below (courtesy Pivotal Weather) shows dew points rising into the lower to middle 70s on Thursday and Friday. This will make it feel pretty oppressive outside with highs reaching the 80s. Also of interest is a cold front which will be approaching the Mid-Atlantic from the Midwest. The clash of the air masses may ignite the threat of strong to severe thunderstorms on Friday.
The medium range forecast models are currently depicting a potent cold front pushing through our region on Friday afternoon clearing out the high humidity. If these trends hold we may have perfect weather next weekend with highs in the upper 70s to near 80, bright sunshine and low humidity (dew points in the 40s).