Temperatures are forecast to hit 90 degrees for a second day in a row Monday, the third full day of autumn. So when will it actually feel like fall?
By the end of the week.
Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport hit 90 degrees Sunday, and was forecast to be as hot on Monday. Temperatures reached 86 degrees at the airport by noon.
Typical highs in late September are in the lower 70s. The record high for Monday’s date is 97 degrees.
The region is forecast to cool down to that norm by Friday, after a cold front moves through and helps to steer Hurricane Maria away.
High pressure is forecast to remain over the region through most of this week, keeping the weather dry and warm. Highs are forecast to remain about 10 degrees above normal Tuesday through Thursday.
A cold front is forecast to bring gusty winds and cooler temperatures by Friday, with highs about normal from the upper 60s to the lower 70s Friday through the weekend.
Hurricane Maria is expected to bring rough surf to the Delmarva peninsula this week as it approaches the Outer Banks of North Carolina over the next few days. But then it is forecast to make a sharp turn eastward as the cooler weather pushes through Thursday.