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Thunderstorms, then Hot DC to NYC

August 1, 2012; 6:40 AM ET

Wednesday 9 a.m.

Early this morning, some heavy showers and thunderstorms straddled I95 from Washington, D.C., to New York City. In some individual thunderstorms, the rain has been heavy enough to cause street flooding, and more episodes of that will take place today. This is part of the same disturbance that caused local flooding in Batavia, N.Y., yesterday and at other spots from central Pennsylvania through West Virginia and at places farther southwest.

Once the current shower zone moves offshore, hotter, humid air will drift east to send temperatures to or past 90 degrees for at least three consecutive days from D.C. to near New York City. Computer models show cool fronts reaching the Northeast late Sunday or Monday then again a few days later.

No tropical storms are targeting the Northeast at the moment, but the tropical Atlantic has come alive with several trackable features. You can read this morning's tropical weather feature here.

In today's video, we look at the period from today (Wednesday) through early next week.

After thunderstorms moves through in late afternoon clouds, the sky often clears. Around and just after sunset at ground level (but not yet at cloud height), the sunlight can illuminate the bottoms of clouds. This scene appeared west of my location in the middle of Pennsylvania last evening.

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