Forecast: A Brief Breath of Bearable Air
Humidity, thunderstorm chances increase this weekend
In the wake of last night's deluge and recent humidity, the weather for the next 36 hours will be a welcome treat. Sunshine returns and humidity levels drop from oppressive to tolerable (or even comfortable, relatively speaking). But the weekend promises to bring an increase in humidity along with scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms.
Increasing sunshine, less humid. Mid 80s. You'll wake up to mostly cloudy skies on Thursday morning with a few lingering showers possible -- mostly east of D.C. As the day wears on, expect sunshine to emerge along with lower humidity levels than yesterday. High temperatures will be quite comfortable for this time of year -- in the mid 80s.
Clear and comfortable tonight -- perhaps even open the windows? -- with overnight lows ranging from 60-65.
Keep reading for the forecast through the beginning of next week.
Mostly sunny and warm. Near 90. With high pressure in control on Friday, you can expect abundant sunshine, humidity levels relatively in check, and high temperatures within a degree or two of 90 in most locations. Wind will be almost nonexistent.
Plan on partly cloudy conditions on Friday night with milder overnight lows ranging from the mid 60s across the coolest suburbs to the low 70s downtown. An isolated thunderstorm can't be ruled out (20% chance) as humid flow from the south returns.
On Saturday a more southerly flow, along with an atmospheric disturbance approaching from the west, will lead to more humid conditions than today or tomorrow. Expect a blend of clouds and sun with a chance of afternoon or evening showers or thunderstorms. Highs will be in the upper 80s. Muggy and warm overnight with lows from 70-75. Confidence: Medium
Expect similar conditions on Sunday, with relatively high humidity levels, a mix of clouds and sun and the possibility of afternoon and evening thunderstorms. Afternoon highs will be in the upper 80s to low 90s. Confidence: Medium
The outlook for Monday calls for mostly sunny skies with a diminished chance for precipitation and afternoon highs in the upper 80s. Confidence: Medium
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