Forecast: Sneezy Sunny Seventies
Beware of the film fest
By Matt Rogers, Guest Forecaster
What film fest, you ask? The pollen extravaganza is back in full fury with the lack of rainfall (in most areas) over the weekend and very dry humidity persisting here today. Expect more pollen film coverage over everything along with additional misery for allergy sufferers. Otherwise, this weather cannot be topped (unless it were on the weekend, of course).
Mostly sunny. Upper 70s. Some fair weather clouds may dot the sky, but the sun will dominate. Temperatures will be a few degrees warmer than Monday's levels, but the very low humidity coupled with a light northwest breeze will keep conditions quite comfortable.
A few more clouds are possible tonight. Lows drop down into the middle 50s (cooler in the outer suburbs).
AM sunshine, then some clouds. Near 80. After a sunny first half of the day, clouds increase late Wednesday as winds becoming southwesterly. This could increase humidity a little, but conditions will remain quite pleasant.
Clouds and maybe a shower are anticipated overnight with lows dropping into the upper 50s (maybe just low 60s in the District).
Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend.
A LOOK AHEAD
Thursday is still warm with upper 70s to even low 80s for highs. A few scattered showers or thunderstorms are possible towards evening and overnight ahead of the next storm system. Confidence: Medium
Friday appears like it will be showery through mid afternoon with clearing probably not occurring until well after dark. High temperatures should be in the upper 60s to around 70. Confidence: Medium
Of the weekend days, Saturday looks better as weak high pressure builds in behind Friday's storm and ahead of Sunday's storm, meaning some sunshine. The storm Sunday will bring clouds and rain, most likely starting in the afternoon. Highs both days should be around 70. Note: the weather models continue to battle out the weekend details so stay tuned for more updates. Confidence: Low-Medium
Matt Rogers is a meteorologist (Penn State, 1994) and Washington DC resident. He is the director of the weather group for MDA Federal in Rockville, MD and has been consulting for weather-sensitive industries for fourteen years.
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