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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 08/ 2/2008

Forecast: Some Storms for Saturday

By Jason Samenow

Then clearing, less humid

*Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 8 p.m.*

Showers and storms may rumble through the region this morning and more sporadically this afternoon. This evening and tomorrow, much more tranquil weather arrives. Clouds will decrease and the humidity will break. But early in the coming week, the humidity will gradually increase again and it could get quite hot.


Radar: Latest mid-Atlantic radar loop from the National Weather Service. Click on image to expand, or here to zoom. Refresh page to update. What's UTC?

Scattered showers and storms. Upper 80s. A round of morning showers and storms is possible (50/50 chance) as a cold front slowly approaches the region. For the afternoon, enough instability may remain for more storms to develop (40% chance) as the front passes. [10 am update: The Storm Prediction Center says there's a slight risk afternoon storms could be severe.] Despite the storm chances, chunks of the day should have dry weather.

During the evening, you should notice a drop in the humidity and a pleasant northerly breeze. Partly cloudy skies will clear, with lows near 70 downtown to the low-to-mid 60s in the suburbs.

Confidence: Medium

Keep reading for the forecast for Sunday into early next week. Also see NatCast and UnitedCast for information about tonight's game conditions.

Sunrise at the Capitol Thursday morning. By Capital Weather Gang photographer Kevin Ambrose.


Mostly sunny. Near 90. There's not a lot to say about tomorrow. Weak high pressure to the northwest will direct light winds from the north over the region which will keep both humidity levels and rain chances down. But a good deal of sunshine will still allow temperatures to climb to near 90.

Overnight, expect mostly clear skies, with lows in the low 70s in the District, mid 60s in the normally cooler suburbs.


The heat starts to build on Monday, but the humidity won't be too bad (yet). Temperatures will likely reach the low 90s under lots of sunshine. Confidence: Medium-High

On Tuesday, we get both the heat and the humidity with highs reaching the mid 90s. Storm chances remain pretty low. Confidence: Medium

By Jason Samenow  | August 2, 2008; 10:00 AM ET
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