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Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 07/ 5/2008

Forecast: Storm Risk Sticks Around

By Jason Samenow

The weather we experienced yesterday represents a pretty good indicator of what to expect the rest of the weekend: Partly to mostly cloudy skies, warm, humid air, and increasing shower and thunderstorm chances during the afternoon and evening. This kind of weather shouldn't entirely kill outdoor plans, but may well present frustrating interruptions.

TODAY (SATURDAY)

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Partly to mostly cloudy. Afternoon and evening showers and storms likely. 80-84. The morning to early afternoon hours shouldn't be all bad. A few areas could see some scattered showers, but many areas should remain dry albeit humid. By mid to late afternoon, the radar will likely start lighting up and most areas will get wet by mid evening. A few strong to severe storms could develop if we get enough sun during the day -- with the main threat gusty winds and torrential downpours.

Overnight, showers and storms will likely continue, with some locally heavy rain possible. Lows drop down to near 70.

Confidence: Medium-High

Keep reading for the forecast for Sunday into early next week.

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A scene from the Independence Day parade on Constitution Avenue in the District yesterday. By Capital Weather Gang photographer Ian Livingston

TOMORROW (SUNDAY)

Showers and t'storms again. 80-84. Sunday will pretty similar to Saturday, although it may be a bit cloudier and damper. While showers and storms are most likely in the afternoon and evening, there's at least a 50/50 chance of showers in the morning as well.

Overnight, showers and storms may continue through mid to late evening, with partly cloudy skies after midnight. Lows temperatures reach around 70.

A LOOK AHEAD

The stalled out front responsible for the weekend rain will have dissipated by Monday and Tuesday, leaving behind just a warm, humid airmass. So, showers and storms won't be as concentrated (without the presence of the front), but scattered afternoon and evening storms remain a 30-40% possibility. Highs both days will be 85-90. Confidence: Medium

By Jason Samenow  | July 5, 2008; 5:00 AM ET
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