PM Update: Now for Something Different ... Rain!
Showery Saturday, some afternoon storms possible
Today has been a bit of a change of pace compared to all the sunny days seen recently, and our three-week streak with no measurable rain is about to end. As a storm approaches from the west, clouds have covered the region all day, helping to keep highs mostly in the mid 50s. Moisture levels are on the rise now thanks to a wind from the south and east. This will help keep temperatures fairly steady through the evening.
Tonight: We will stay cloudy but dry through late evening before a 40% chance of rain arrives by 9 p.m. or so. After midnight, the rain threat increases to likely. Temperatures will barely drop overnight, so look for lows in the low 50s just about everywhere. Winds will pick up from the east, blowing up to 15 mph at times overnight.
Tomorrow: Saturday will feature showers through much of the day -- and winds from the southeast gusting over 20 mph at times -- before precipitation begins to end toward late afternoon or evening. Look for highs to rise into the low (maybe mid) 60s. The relatively warm and moist air may help trigger a few strong or severe thunderstorms during the afternoon. Primary risks from storms will be strong winds and some hail, though a tornado or two can't be ruled out (especially east of I-95).
Rainfall should generally range from .50" to 1" with a few higher totals. Places east or south of D.C. may stay closer to the low end of the range.
Planning to be out after dinner Saturday night? Rain should be over by then, or quickly moving away from west to east.
See Camden's full forecast through the beginning of next week, including for Sunday's Marine Corps Marathon, and our Weather Wall for the ultimate overview of current conditions in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.
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