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Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 06/14/2008

Forecast: Sticky to Stormy Saturday

By Jason Samenow

We're forced to endure a hot one today but then temperatures start trending downwards. Cold fronts will power through the region late today and Monday triggering thunderstorm chances. Widespread severe weather is not likely today, but may be a more significant risk on Monday.


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Hot w/ chance of P.M. t'storms. Near 90. Today will be a bit sticky and bordering on the uncomfortable but, frankly, tame compared to last Saturday's inferno. Temperatures will climb into the upper 80s to near 90. Factoring in the humidity, it will feel like 90-95. Partly to mostly sunny skies will prevail most of the day, but storm clouds will likely develop during the late afternoon. There's a 40% chance of thunderstorms between 3 and 7 p.m., with the greatest concentration likely north of town.

Overnight, there's a 50% chance of showers and storms area-wide, but the heaviest storms will probably be in the northern half of the region. A few storms could produce strong winds and some hail. Most showers/storms should clear late at night, except east of I-95 where a few showers could linger into the morning hours. Low temperatures will be in the mid to upper 60s.

Confidence: Medium-High

Keep reading for the forecast for Sunday into early next week. See UnitedCast to see if you'll stay dry at tonight's game.


Becoming mostly sunny, not as humid. 83-87. Clouds and a few showers in the eastern parts of the area should clear by mid morning. Everyone should enjoy a partly to mostly sunny afternoon. Temperatures will be about five degrees cooler than today and the humidity will be less noticeable. There will also be a refreshing, light breeze from the north at about 5-10 mph.


Monday's weather will start off tranquil but may end on the active side. A strong, dynamic cold front will approach the region and may well trigger some strong to severe late afternoon and evening thunderstorms. Prior to any storms, it will be partly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s. Confidence: Medium-High

Tuesday will be partly cloudy and cooler with highs only near 80. Confidence: Medium-High

By Jason Samenow  | June 14, 2008; 5:00 AM ET
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Is there a UnitedCast coming today?


Posted by: JkR | June 14, 2008 8:02 AM | Report abuse

I saw Joe Bastardi on O'Reilly the other night discussing the unusual weather patterns this year- unusual chill in the Pacific Northwest, retreating La Nina, etc. Based on prior years he is forecasting an early winter for us. Comments anyone?

Posted by: Christina in Centreville | June 14, 2008 8:05 AM | Report abuse

The Alexandria Red Cross Waterfront Festival is this weekend! Great food, entertainment, and fun exhibits like the schooner Sultana! Stop by the booth of the Sailing Club of Washington (SCOW) on the Pier area.

Posted by: ~sg | June 14, 2008 8:20 AM | Report abuse

I wouldn't mind an early (i.e. cool) winter as long as there is not a whole lot of snow.

Posted by: Murre | June 14, 2008 8:31 AM | Report abuse

JkR: Yes-- UnitedCast is now up. Sorry for the delay.

Posted by: Jason, Capital Weather Gang | June 14, 2008 9:43 AM | Report abuse

Whatever happened to the Beach Cast?
It would be nice to see it for every weekend during the summer.

Posted by: Model Monkey | June 14, 2008 9:48 AM | Report abuse

ModelMonkey -- Stay tuned for news on that soon.

Posted by: Dan, Capital Weather Gang | June 14, 2008 10:11 AM | Report abuse

Sun is now out in the District; what time does everyone think the day's t-storm activity will kick off? I'm guessing with this airmass we won't last another 2 hours with even partial sunshine.

Posted by: Max | June 14, 2008 12:34 PM | Report abuse

A few cells popped up over and east of D.C. in the last hour. Looks like the main organized activity is shaping up to the west and will move this way during the afternoon. Storm prediction center has a discussion up, recently issued for the area... isolated severe remains a threat, but not expecting a watch go up at current.

Posted by: Ian, Capital Weather Gang | June 14, 2008 12:47 PM | Report abuse

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