Forecast: August Starts Less Humid, Still Hot
Sun and warmth during the day today, along with decreasing humidity, could give way to a few strong storms late tonight. Saturday and Sunday look quiet with humidity kept in check, but still expect the usual midsummer heat. Could it be even hotter early next week? Oof.
Mostly sunny. Not as humid. Near 90 or low 90s. A breeze from the northwest (near 10 mph) will feel pleasant, notably because of their gradually less-humid nature (though still not a totally dry feel). It'll be warm with highs topping out near 90, maybe low 90s for some. Your commute home should remain dry, but later...
Overnight, skies will cloud over. An area of showers and storms, some of which could produce strong winds, could pass through as we head into the early-morning hours. Precipitation chances stand at about 50%, as the moisture could end up passing to our north. Temperatures will fall to the low-to-mid 70s downtown, and upper 60s to near 70 in the suburbs.
Keep reading to find out how much sun we can expect this weekend. See NatCast for the outlook for tonight's game at Nationals Park.
Becoming partly to mostly sunny. Near 90. Clouds and a few showers may linger early in the day. But by midday skies should become partly to mostly sunny, and stay that way through the day. Highs climb to near 90. A stray thunderstorm could pop up in the afternoon. Winds out of the west or northwest, near 10 mph, keep our humidity in the tolerable range. Enjoy. But lather on that sunscreen if barbecuing (so your skin doesn't).
Continued mostly clear into the evening and overnight hours. Not horribly humid, so you may enjoy going out on the town -- without sweating profusely in your club clothes. Lows will dip toward 70. That's comfortable for this time of year (especially compared to the lows near 80 we sometimes see during summer heat waves).
More humid, sunny, upper 80s. Skies will be clear and humidity will come up a notch. So, highs in the upper 80s will feel like, well, upper 80s. Thunderstorm chances are essentially nil. Enjoy the afternoon without threat of your plans being interrupted by dark clouds on the horizon.
Still clear and calm overnight. Lows should be in the mid 60s in the suburbs to near 70 downtown. If you are lucky enough to be out on Skyline Drive (I wonder if a few Perseid meteors will be visible this early in the month away from the city lights?) your temperatures could dip to the upper 50s. Spots like Luray or Front Royal.
A LOOK AHEAD
Rain-free weather continues on Monday with sunny skies and temperatures around 90. Plain and simple! Okay, humidity may start to rise again, I'll admit. Confidence: Medium
On Tuesday, humidity is likely to be higher. As of now, shower/storm chances remain very low. Highs should be at least in the low 90s. Models have gone back and forth on whether temperatures may spike into the mid or upper 90s. Confidence is too low to call for that quite yet. Confidence: Low-Medium
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