This satellite image from last night pretty much tells the whole weather story for the next few days. The image is from the Virtual Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite, or VIIRS, instrument that's on the Suomi National Polar orbiting Partnership, or NPP, satellite that was launched late last year. The yellow spots are mostly city lights and the blue areas are clouds or fog. New York and Philadelphia show up very distinctly but the lights of Boston and the Jersey Shore are all smudgy because of the clouds overhead.
How does that tell the weather story? High pressure off to the west of us is bringing us the sunny skies during the day while the ocean humidity will produce partly cloudy conditions once evening cooling sets in. That's what we can look forward to through the weekend. The next few days will be on the warm side with highs in the mid to upper 80s. The weekend might be a couple of degrees cooler. Look for highs in the lower to mid 80s. Are we done with hot weather this summer?
Tropical Storm Isaac has formed north of Barbados and may reach hurricane strength as it passes south of Hispanola. Current projections have Isaac reaching south Florida on Monday. Further out to sea, a tropical depression has developed. That storm is expected to stay in the Atlantic but it doesn't look like it will gain much strength. We'll see how it behaves if it hits the warm waters of the Gulf Stream next week.