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Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 06/26/2009

Forecast: Sweaty Friday With Storm Threat

By Camden Walker

Warm and rain-free through much of weekend

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Today: Summery with p.m. storm threat. Near 90. | Tonight: A storm early? Then partial clearing. Upper 60s to near 70. | Tomorrow: Sunny. Less humid. Upper 80s. | Sunday: Partly sunny. Isolated late-day storm? Mid-80s. | A Look Ahead


Hot and humid weather is in store today along with the chance of some strong storms. We stay warm tomorrow but get a break in both the humidity and storms. Sunday, Monday and Tuesday? Near-average temperatures and mostly rain-free, but still there's a chance of a late-day shower or storm here and there.

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Today (Friday): With partial sunshine, temperatures climb their way to sticky highs near 90. Clouds could darken in the afternoon when there's a decent chance of some showers and storms, a few of which could produce damaging winds. Odds are around 50-50 that you'll get a storm where you happen to be. Confidence: Medium

Probability: 50%
Coverage: Isolated-Scattered

Tonight: Any lingering showers and storms (30-40% chance) should wind down by mid-evening as mugginess lingers. Overnight, partial clearing as breezes from the west-northwest start the process of ushering in lower humidity. Low temperatures stay fairly warm overnight, in the upper 60s to near 70. Confidence: Medium

How hot will we be this weekend? Keep reading...

Tomorrow (Saturday): A straightforward sunny day! Highs will still be very warm in the upper 80s. And sun will be strong. So, despite lower humidity and cooler northwesterly breezes, you'll still need the sunglasses, sunscreen and light clothing. Hydrate, too, if out and about during peak sun. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow Night: Mostly clear and a much less muggy evening than Friday evening. Lows in the upper 60s downtown. Perhaps mid-60s in the suburbs. Confidence: Medium-High

Sunday: Partly sunny and probably a little more humid. During the late afternoon, there's a 30% chance of storms. So keep an eye on the sky if you're out at the pool. Highs should be around the mid-80s. A few degrees cooler than recently, but I bet you'll still be in A/C mode! Confidence: Medium


Shower/storm chances increase to about 40% Sunday night as a cold front comes through. Overnight lows should bottom in the upper 60s. Confidence: Low-Medium

Monday and Tuesday should be at least partly sunny and probably not too humid with highs again reaching near the mid-80s (about average for late June). At this point, can't rule out an afternoon/evening shower or storm each day. Confidence: Medium

By Camden Walker  | June 26, 2009; 10:35 AM ET
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No NatCast today? They are still in the region this weekend, and lots of fans will make the trip up the parkway.

Posted by: Cosmo06 | June 26, 2009 9:02 AM | Report abuse


Sorry, no official NatCast for this weekend's games up the road. But unofficially, it'll be a very muggy evening at Camden Yards tonight with a 40% chance of a t-storm passing through. Best guess on temps is near 85 for first pitch and into the upper 70s by game's end. But could be cooler earlier depending on if/when a t-storm comes through.

Posted by: Dan-CapitalWeatherGang | June 26, 2009 10:45 AM | Report abuse


The Nats have fans? Couldn't tell it by the Sox series!

Posted by: Axel2 | June 26, 2009 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Are thunderstorms still expected to materialize this afternoon in the Silver Spring, MD area?

Posted by: snowlover | June 26, 2009 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Severe thunderstorm watch just issued:

Posted by: CM_in_Fairfax | June 26, 2009 3:03 PM | Report abuse

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