Forecast: The Proverbial Calm Before the Storm
Dry today but rainy & breezy late Friday and Saturday
You might think of today's weather as the calm before the impending weekend storm system. But a vigorous storm system approaching from the west will tap moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and bring a good deal of rain along with breezy conditions late Friday through all of Saturday. Sunday's weather, while uncertain, looks salvageable.
Mostly sunny. Upper 50s. If you liked yesterday's weather, you'll probably like today's even better. That's because we'll have mostly sunny skies and similar temperatures to yesterday's -- reaching the upper 50s. As a bonus, wind will be much calmer -- only 5-10 mph from the northeast.
Mostly clear skies tonight with overnight lows ranging from the mid 30s across typically colder locations like Gaithersburg and Vienna to the low 40s downtown.
Keep reading for the (unsettled) forecast through the beginning of next week.
A.M. sun; P.M. clouds. Low 60s. While we may squeeze out some degree of sunshine during the first part of the day, clouds will quickly overspread the area as the day wears on. Highs will likely reach the low 60s, but this is somewhat dependent upon how much sunshine we see.
Friday evening looks dry -- though cloudy. If you'll be out late, take an umbrella with you since rain may move into the area by around midnight and should continue the rest of the night. Lows will be in the upper 40s to low 50s.
Let's just get it out in the open: Saturday will very likely be a windy washout -- much to the chagrin of those hoping to do outdoor activities. But, look on the bright side, it will be a boon to our dry soil. High will reach the mid 60s with periods of pouring rain and winds from the southeast at 15-25 mph. The rain will likely linger into the evening hours Saturday, with eventual overnight lows -- propped up by cloud cover -- in the low-to-mid 50s. Confidence: Medium
If all goes to plan, a strong cold front sweeping by should push moisture away Sunday. That means we'll probably see a good deal of sunshine, especially during the latter part of the day, with afternoon highs reaching the mid 60s and a gusty northwest wind. Partly cloudy Sunday night with cooler overnight lows in the mid to upper 40s. Confidence: Medium
Despite mostly sunny skies, temperatures will drop once again on Monday, thanks to much cooler air aloft filtering into the region from the north and west. It may also be rather breezy, with afternoon highs in the upper 50s and cooler overnight lows from the mid 30s in the cooler spots to the low 40s downtown. Confidence: Medium-High
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