DC: Typical August Warmth While Bertha Stays Offshore at Midweek

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August 5, 2014; 5:35 AM ET
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While surf will build along at Delmarva beaches during the midweek, Bertha will remain well offshore of the coast and east of Washington, D.C.

Temperatures will rebound to more typical August highs by Tuesday.

Highs are forecast to be close to 90 F Tuesday and Wednesday. The average high for early August is 88 degrees.

More humid conditions will contribute to higher AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures.

Only very spotty storms are forecast for Tuesday.

More numerous showers and thunderstorms are projected for Wednesday.

For those planning to spend time at the beach, Wednesday's storms will coincide when Bertha causes surf to build and raises the risk of strong rip currents.

The showers and storms will not be associated with Bertha but rather a cool front approaching from the Midwest.

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In the front's wake, the door will open for less humid air to arrive for late in the week. Temperatures will be shaved by a few degrees.

AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski contributed content to this story.


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