Forecast: Return to Rainy Reality
You knew we were due. After one of the best Memorial Day Weekends in recent memory, the return of a wet day was inevitable. And it looks to be today. Expect showers and thunderstorms through the day preceding a late afternoon cold front. There is a slight risk for severe thunderstorms in the area this afternoon (hail and high winds). Showers could linger into the evening hours as conditions turn cooler on northerly winds. A much cooler day is slated for Wednesday with only slow warming trends through the week.
Showers and thunderstorms. Low 80s. Variable clouds and still a warm weather situation is expected through at least midday. The best chance (70%) of precipitation is in the afternoon/evening hours, but a morning shower is also possible. There is an outside chance for a severe thunderstorm with high winds and small hail. Highs should reach the lower 80s in the early afternoon.
Clouds linger, but cooler northerly winds bring temperatures back down into the 50s tonight. A stray shower is still possible.
Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend.
Cloudy and cool. Upper 60s to low 70s. Below normal temperatures and some persistent cloudiness issues should rule the day. Look for temperatures to struggle to reach near 70 throughout the metro area.
Clouds will finally give way to some degree and allow for temperatures to dip a bit cooler on Wednesday night. Look for lows to drop into the lower 50s inside the Beltway and could drop deeper into the mid-upper 40s in the outer suburbs.
Thursday and Friday are looking partly cloudy right now with highs in the lower to middle 70s on Thursday and upper 70s on Friday. Lows should range through the 50s (some 40s in outer suburbia again). Confidence: Medium-High
The upcoming weekend does not look to hold the star-power of last weekend as warmer temperatures return (80s both days!), but showers also follow suit (50% chance each day). Stay tuned for more fine-tuning of the weekend details in the coming days. Confidence: Low-Medium
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