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Sat Aug 1, 2020, 01:44 AM

August outlook: Not as hot as July, but still warmer than normal

90-degree weather is far from over.

After a historically hot July, August should offer more typical summer weather without the same extremes in the Washington region. But, as the second-hottest month of the year on average, expect plenty of steamy weather with more periods in the 90s and some occasional severe weather events, including heavy rains and gusty winds. As a change of pace, we may throw a few cooler respites into the mix.

Our forecast for August is for temperatures to run one to three degrees hotter than the normal average of 79.8 Fahrenheit and for rain to run one to three inches higher than the normal of 2.93.

A hot August in 2020 would fit the recent mold. Over the past 10 years, seven Augusts have finished hotter than normal.

The forecast for a wet August has a bit of a cheat sheet thanks to next week’s expected close call with Hurricane Isaias. The National Weather Service is estimating close to an inch of rain early next week, but that value could be higher or lower pending the final storm track.

However, even if the storm completely misses our area, the pattern in early August should still enhance shower and storm chances for the Mid-Atlantic.'>>>


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