Forecast: Another Day, Another Storm Threat
Here "the year of the D.C. thunderstorm" goes again. For the third straight day, storms are in the forecast. Fortunately storm chances diminish tomorrow and evaporate Wednesday. But Thursday through at least Saturday, they're back, back again. Going along with thunderstorm chances, it will generally be warm and humid, except for our quasi-reprieve tomorrow and Wednesday.
Washington Post recap from yesterday's storms: Hail, Winds Knock Out Power, Down Trees
Warm and humid. 40% chance of t'storms. 83-87. Count on a day pretty similar to yesterday. It will feel summery and warm with the sun out for large parts of the day. But then, late in the afternoon and early evening, storms develop. A few storms could reach severe levels, with strong winds and hail the main threats.
Overnight, after the storm threat wanes by around 10 or 11 p.m, we'll have partly cloudy skies thereafter. Lows drop to 65-70 (suburbs-city).
Keep reading for the forecast through the week. See NatCast for the likely conditions at tonight's game
Partly sunny. 83-87. The cold front responsible for the storms the previous few days will slowly move offshore. So expect gradually less humid conditions. Having said that, enough moisture and instability may stick around for an isolated thunderstorm (20% chance).
Overnight, winds from the northwest will cool us down and dry us out, with lows in the upper 50s in the cooler suburbs and the mid 60s downtown.
Wednesday should be the nicest day of the week. There will be lots of sunshine and, importantly, low humidity coupled with little to no storm risk. Highs Wednesday should be in the mid 80s. Confidence: Medium-High
Thursday and Friday will gradually become warmer and more humid. Highs will be in the upper 80s Thursday and low 90s on Friday. With the increase in heat and humidity, the risk of afternoon/evening storms will increase but should probably only be in the 30% range. Confidence: Medium
Saturday has the potential to be hot and humid and stormy. Winds from the south may boost temperatures into the 90s but a strong cold front may approach late triggering some gusty thunderstorms. Confidence: Medium
On Sunday, if the cold front clears fast enough, it may be much less humid and dry; or, if the front drags it heels, it may remain a bit sticky with another chance of afternoon/evening storms. Either way, it will likely be cooler than Saturday, with highs in the 80s instead of the 90s. Confidence: Low-Medium
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