Forecast: Wet Saturday; Not Bad Before and After
Rain moves in tonight
Saturday is gonna be wet, yet somewhat mild too. Today and Sunday have decent weather on tap, with Sunday likely being a little warmer than we've seen recently. Highs in the 50s make their return as we get into next week. But at least no rain to speak of. Though the rain we'll get tonight and tomorrow is much needed.
Becoming mostly cloudy. Upper 50s. Cloud cover will put a cap on temperatures today. Most of us will see highs in the upper 50s. Breezes will be perceptible and out of the southeast ahead of a storm approaching from the west. Luckily our rain will hold off until after the evening rush!
A 40% chance of showers enters the picture after 7 p.m. or so, with steadier rain likely after midnight. Overcast skies will keep temperatures from falling far. Lows in the low-to-mid 50s. A breeze from the southeast or east starts to pick up.
Really, Capital Weather Gang, are you hinting that my Saturday will be a washout? What about the weather for Sunday's Marine Corps Marathon? Keep reading...
Rain. Mid 60s. It's been a while, but finally we have a rainy day on our hands, at least through midday. Could see an isolated thunderstorm as well. South winds at 10-20 mph (with some higher gusts) will help pump in warmer air -- a silver lining to our soggy day -- with highs reaching the mid 60s. The rain may start to let up as the afternoon wears on, and should be done by the time you head out for after-dinner plans.
Depending on how juicy the storm is and your exact location, rain totals could end up anywhere from 0.75" on the low end to around 1.5" on the high end.
Saturday night, skies clear out as lows drop to the 40s and a breeze from the west or northwest brings in drier air.
Sunny. Upper 60s. Sunshine dries things out nicely, and just in time for the Marine Corps Marathon (temperatures should be near 50 and rising for the 8 a.m. start time; watch for some scattered wet leaves on any tree-lined roadways). Enjoy the warmer afternoon highs -- into the upper 60s. Breezes should be on the light side, too, so it will definitely be a nice day to be out and about.
Overnight, partly cloudy. Low temperatures will again be in the 40s.
A LOOK AHEAD
Monday looks pleasant, but cooler. Partly to mostly sunny with high temperatures in the upper 50s. Maybe only mid 50s depending on how fast a push of cooler air from the north and west arrives. Confidence: Medium
Tuesday looks like it will continue on the cool side. Partly sunny with highs in the 50s. I'm glad I unpacked my sweaters recently... Confidence: Medium
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