Summer's final weekend will top out in 60s
Lots of sunshine, highs in the mid- to upper-80s, and the threat of late-day thunderstorms ... Sure sounds like summer, doesn't it? Well, enjoy it while you can, because today may well be the last truly hot summer day of the year.
After the first of two cold fronts moves through with some showers and storms tonight, daytime temperatures Thursday will hold in the mid-70s. And after a second front rolls by with some storm chances late Thursday into Friday, the real Canadian air will arrive, and our highs will hold in the 60s until Monday.
Next week looks beautiful, with sunny skies. But temperatures will hold in the 70s. And summer will officially end on Friday, the 23rd.
What we'll all probably notice most will be the chill in the air overnight later this week.
The National Weather Service is predicting lows early Friday morning in the 40s to the west of the I-95 corridor. Higher elevations in Western Maryland could record some lows in the 30s. Closer to the relatively warm Chesapeake Bay, we should hold in the 50s overnight, although the BWI forecast for Thursday night into Friday calls for a low of 48 degrees.
(SUN PHOTO: Frank Roylance. Still looking for an ID on these mushrooms. Anyone? Can we saute them?)