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Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 07/ 6/2008

Forecast: Sun and Showers for Sunday

By Brian Jackson

By Brian Jackson

Somewhat unsettled conditions will continue today, and will persist through the first half of the week. At least a chance of rain remains in the forecast through Wednesday. Fortunately, it will rain neither everywhere nor all the time and rain chances drop after today. Temperatures will remain seasonable, generally reaching the 80s in the afternoon.


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Mostly cloudy and muggy with showers and storms, 80-85. There's not much good news to end this weekend with. Today still carries a solid chance (60%) for showers and storms across the area, particularly during the afternoon. These storms could produce some locally heavy rain -- especially just south of the metro area and towards the mountains. But it may not rain everywhere and there will be spots where the sun will successfully peek through mostly cloudy skies. Temperatures will top out in the lower 80s as winds blow from the southeast at less than 10 mph.

Overnight, showers will stay with us through the evening hours, and then decrease in coverage after midnight. Lows will be near 70 degrees. A south wind will blow at around 5 mph.

Confidence: Medium-High

Keep reading for the forecast through midweek.

July 4th afternoon by the Washington Monument. By Capital Weather Gang photographer Ian Livingston.


Still a chance for a T'storm, 84-88. A warm and humid airmass keeps the chance (40%) of afternoon showers and thunderstorms in the forecast for Monday. The sun may peek out occasionally but mostly cloudy skies will be the norm. Temperatures will be warmer with highs in the upper 80s.

Monday night, showers should taper off with just a (20%) chance for rain overnight. Skies will again be mostly cloudy with lows in the lower 70s.


Midweek should feature gradually improving conditions, especially on Tuesday. We'll be considerably drier, but I won't say rain-free. I'll hold a 10% chance for a shower or t'storm during the afternoon. Otherwise, skies will be partly sunny and temperatures will be warm. Highs around 90.

On Wednesday, better chances for rain return to the forecast. There will be a 30% chance of an afternoon thunderstorm under mostly cloudy skies. Highs will be in the upper 80s. Confidence: Medium-High

By Brian Jackson  | July 6, 2008; 5:00 AM ET
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