The summer-like heat will break over the weekend, likely in time for Sunday's Ravens game, but before then we'll be reminded that summer isn't finished yet.
September can be a month with wild temperature changes. The normal highs drop from the low 80s to the low 70s during the month. But we also often have some heat this time of year too. Last year, we tied the record high for Sept. 9 when BWI hit 94. We'll be close to that again this year.
But the good news is that change is on the way. By the time the Ravens season starts Sunday afternoon, a cold front will have pushed through and the highs will drop into the low 80s.
Thursday the heat index across the region will approach 100. Friday brings a chance for scattered storms and showers that may linker into Saturday. But the front will pass the area and high pressure will build in Sunday into next week.
Here's a look at the forecast for the next few days:
- Thursday: Mostly sunny with a high around 94, but the heat index will be close to 100. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight with a low around 73.
- Friday: A chance of showers and storms in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a high near 90. Chance of showers and storms overnight with a low around 70.
- Saturday: A chance of afternoon showers and storms with a high in the lower 90s. A chance of rain overnight with a low in the upper 60s.
- Sunday: Mostly sunny with a high in the lower 80s.
- Monday through Wednesday: Clear with highs in the lower 80s.