Forecast: Hot & Muggy Weekend; Sunday Storm?
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Hot and increasingly muggy will be the theme today through the weekend. Rain could stay out of the picture through most of the weekend. But this is a weekend after all. We seem to always have rain chances on weekends, don't we?
Mostly sunny. Around 95. Light winds from the south will really begin to pump in our muggy air. Mid 90s will really drive home our midsummer feel, too. And you know my usual caution on sunny days -- slap on that sunscreen! Very few clouds will shade us from UV rays.
Skies will stay mostly clear overnight. Temperatures will slowly fall to the mid 70s downtown and mid-to-upper 60s in the suburbs. Enjoy a mild evening out on the town. Yet the mugginess could make it somewhat unpleasant at times.
Keep reading to see when storms enter back into the picture this weekend.
Sunny, hot. Mid 90s. Another scorcher! Afternoon highs will be in the mid 90s again in most spots, with bright sunshine adding to the sizzle. Light winds from the south will continue to subtly pump in muggy air. T-storm chances (about 10%) are pretty low. But check back to see if this increases.
Into the evening, skies should remain clear. Temperatures, however, will remain fairly high. Areas outside the Beltway may only drop down to 67-70 degrees; even warmer downtown (as usual).
More humid. PM storms? Lower 90s. Partly cloudy skies will offer periodic breaks from the direct hot sunlight. Yet despite the clouds, temperatures will still top off in the lower 90s. Be advised, the heat index could approach 100. By late afternoon, there is a 30% chance of storms. Grab that umbrella in case, or at least check radar with the Gang!
Mostly cloudy overnight with storm chances about 20%. Lows should be around 70-75. And it will be fairly humid... indeed.
A LOOK AHEAD
Some clouds and a 20-30% chance of showers and thunderstorms could hang tough on Monday. Expect afternoon high temperatures around 90. Confidence: Medium
On Tuesday, shower/storm chances remain low (but not impossible). High temperatures could be near 90 again. Confidence: Medium
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