Forecast: Rain, Rain, Rain
Is this our D.C. drought bail-out?
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Today: Rain. 49-53. | Tonight: More rain. 41-44.| Tomorrow: Yet more rain. 49-53.| A Look Ahead
FORECAST IN DETAIL
Our current rainfall budget deficit for 2009 at Washington Reagan National (DCA) is about four inches. April showers today, tonight, and tomorrow could collectively work to cut that shortfall in half - or at least by a quarter. If only the economy were that easy! Unfortunately, the rains will not be easy on commuters as occasional heavy periods will put strains on travel and dry clothing (especially tomorrow). Clearing arrives late tomorrow night and the stage is set for a much warmer end-of-week.
Today (Tuesday): Well below normal temperatures will accompany occasional rain and drizzle today. Look for highs in the upper 40s to lower 50s. Rainfall will generally be light, by factoring in what fell overnight, the rainfall tally should approach 0.5" to 0.75". A healthy start! Confidence: High
Tonight: Occasional rain or drizzle continues with up 0.1-0.25" possible. Look for cloudy and cool conditions down into the lower 40s. Confidence: Medium-High
Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend...
Tomorrow (Wednesday): More rain is in the forecast and we could see it heavy at times with a chance to pile up another .5" to 1.0" of liquid. Our final tally from this storm should reach 1-2" or one quarter to half of our current 2009 rainfall deficit. Look for very cool highs again with upper 40s to lower 50s along with cool breezes from the east. Confidence: Medium
Tomorrow Night: Cloudy and cool with lows in the upper 30s to lower 40s. Confidence: Medium
Thursday returns the sun to our area with highs in the much more comfortable lower 60s with light breezes from the north. A nice day overall. Confidence: Medium
Friday is working hard to out-do Thursday with even MORE sunshine and warmer temperatures. The 70-degree mark is the target today. Confidence: Medium
The weekend is looking mixed with a wonderful start and a cooler finish. Saturday could see a real run toward the middle 70s with bountiful sunshine around the area, while Sunday returns clouds, showers, and cooler temperatures in the upper 50s to near 60. At least it may take another slash at our rainfall deficit. Confidence: Low-Medium
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