Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
The new Washington
Post Weather website
Jump to CWG's
Latest Full Forecast
Outside now? Radar, temps
and more: Weather Wall
Follow us on Twitter (@capitalweather) and become a fan on Facebook
Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 08/30/2008

Forecast: Shower Chance Saturday, Sunny Sunday

By Jason Samenow

Lovely Labor Day

Over the last several days, the metro area picked up roughly 0.7-1.2" of much-needed rain - with locally higher amounts. Today, we get one last chance to reduce the August rainfall deficit. But unless we receive a completely unexpected deluge, today's widely scattered showers won't close the gap. Tomorrow, we'll end our dry month on a dry note and September will start off dry likewise.

TODAY (SATURDAY)

A.M. low clouds, some P.M. sun and showers. Humid. 81-85. The sun should break through morning low clouds and fog by late morning and into the afternoon. However, a cold front will swing through the region and scattered showers and thunderstorms may develop in the afternoon and evening. If we get a lot of sun, temperatures may reach the upper 80s. But more likely, cloud cover will keep high temperatures in the low 80s. Either way, it will be humid.

Headed to the Jimmy Buffet concert at Nissan Pavilion this evening? The good news is that cloud cover and rain chances will diminish and humidity levels and temperatures will drop. Expect partly cloudy skies, with temperatures generally in the mid 70s. Later in the evening, skies should totally clear, with low temperatures in the mid 60s downtown and near 60 in the cooler suburbs.

Confidence: Medium-High

Keep reading for the forecast through early next week. Also, check out UnitedCast and NatCast for tonight's games.

TOMORROW (SUNDAY)

Mostly sunny and warm. Mid 80s. High pressure will settle in to our north ushering in a dry breeze from the north and promoting sunshine. Afternoon highs should reach the mid 80s with comfortable humidity levels (dew points near 60).

Clear and pleasant overnight, with lows in the upper 50s in the cooler suburbs, mid 60s downtown.

Confidence: High

A LOOK AHEAD

More sunshine and warm conditions for Labor Day with highs in the mid-to-upper 80s. If upper 80s sounds hot, it won't feel oppressive with low humidity levels (dew points in the mid 50s). Confidence: High

High pressure will persist well into next week, with mostly sunny skies Tuesday through Thursday, and high temperatures near 90. We'll have to see if moisture from any of the tropical weather affects the region towards the weekend. Confidence: Medium-High

By Jason Samenow  | August 30, 2008; 5:00 AM ET
Categories:  Forecasts  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: UnitedCast: Clouds Should Clear
Next: Category 4 Gustav Heads for Gulf

Comments

Jason, we received almost 1.2" of rain in N. Stafford from the remnants of Fay.

Posted by: David A. in Stafford | August 30, 2008 10:52 AM | Report abuse

Heading down to OBX today; do you guys think there is any chance of an encounter with Hanna? I think Gustav is out of the question (except for maybe remnants) but these projected paths are pretty notorious, especially 5 days out.

Posted by: Dave | August 30, 2008 11:12 AM | Report abuse

How much breeze from the north will we have tomorrow? And is there any chance it will stick around through Monday?

Posted by: ~sg | August 30, 2008 12:06 PM | Report abuse

The comments to this entry are closed.

 
 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2012 The Washington Post Company