Forecast: A Pair of Pleasant 70s
Humidity waiting in the wings for weekend
The last time the high temperature at Reagan National Airport failed to reach 80 degrees two days in a row with no measurable rain on either day was May 24-25. I think we have a good chance of finally doing it again today and tomorrow. Shower chances return late Friday and Saturday, and Sunday could be a hot and humid one.
Partly sunny. Low-to-mid 70s. The front that brought yesterday's showers and a few storms hangs out just south of the area today, making the cloud forecast not so clear cut. Let's call it partly sunny, with fewer clouds the further north you go and more clouds the further south. High temperatures? Looks like low 70s for sure, mid 70s with enough sun. The air will be refreshingly dry compared to yesterday's mugginess, and the breeze about 10 mph from the northeast.
Tonight, partly cloudy with lows in the low 60s downtown, mid-to-upper 50s in the suburbs.
Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend.
Partly sunny. Mid 70s. With that frontal boundary still lurking to the south, clouds may once again vary across the area, with more sunshine north of town and less sunshine south. Highs in the mid 70s. Overnight, partly cloudy with lows in the low 60s area-wide.
Much of Friday might be just fine, with partly sunny skies and highs reaching the upper 70s to near 80. Watch for increasing clouds in the afternoon, and by late afternoon or evening an approaching warm front could touch off some scattered showers and thunderstorms (30% chance). Rain chances continue overnight, increasing to around 50%. Confidence: Medium
The warm front hangs around on Saturday, which is shaping up to be a rather cloudy and humid day with a good number of showers around, maybe a few thunderstorms, and highs in the upper 70s to mid 80s. Confidence: Medium
Signs are that the warm front will lift well to the north for Sunday, allowing hot and very humid air to stream in from the south (you thought you were done with that summer swelter, didn't you?). With a mix of sun and clouds, we could see highs back into the upper 80s to near 90, and about a 25% chance of a shower or thunderstorm. Confidence: Medium
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