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Posted at 9:00 AM ET, 06/14/2009

Forecast: Slightly Drier, Cooler Weather to Come

By Brian Jackson

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Today: Mix of clouds and sun. Less humid. Slight chance of a t-storm. 82-85. | Tonight: Partly to mostly cloudy. 60-63. | Tomorrow: Slight chance of a shower, 77-81. | A Look Ahead


We'll be entering a much more stable pattern for the next several days without the daily threats of severe weather that plagued us much of last week. However, we won't exactly be turning a complete 180 as we'll have several slight chances for some light showers for the early part of this week. We'll definitely enjoy the break in the humidity and we should see a bit more sun than we've been getting lately to accompany our slightly below-normal stretch of temperatures.

Clouds: Latest mid-Atlantic infrared satellite loop, courtesy Unisys. Click here to expand. Refresh page to update. See more maps on our Weather Wall

Today (Sunday): Quite a nice day is in store for the end of the weekend. The front that kept the chances for rain with us all last week finally moves on out. We should see a fair mix of clouds and sun throughout the day as high pressure struggles to gain entrance into the region. Highs should reach the low-to-mid 80s once again but dewpoints will take a nice dip and we won't be as humid. Winds from the north will be light at 5-10 mph.

I can't completely rule out showers or thunderstorms as there will be some leftover instability but these will be widely scattered and more prevalent south of town or perhaps along any bay breeze that develops. Confidence: Medium-High

Probability: 20%
Coverage: Isolated

Tonight: Skies will battle between stars and cloud cover through the night. Nothing much else out of the ordinary is to be expected. Overnight lows will be comfortable - from 60-65 (suburbs-city), with calm winds. Confidence: High

Keep reading for the forecast through your mid-week...

Tomorrow (Monday): Another weak disturbance approaches the area tomorrow once again raising our chances for a few showers/storms. It looks like this disturbance may come through a bit earlier in the day, meaning less chance for showers and storms to be aided by the day's heating. I'll call for a 30% chance before 2 p.m. and 20% thereafter. Skies will be mostly cloudy and we should reach around 80 degrees for a high. Winds will be out of the south at 5-10 mph. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow Night: Clouds will continue to hold court overhead into the evening hours, and another quick round of showers is a possibility (20% chance). Overnight lows will drop to within a few degrees of 60, cooler in the suburbs, and winds will turn out of the northeast at 5-10 mph. Confidence: Medium-High


For Tuesday I'm concerned about northeast flow keeping clouds (and drizzle) in our forecast, at least for the morning. By the afternoon high pressure off the New England coast should begin to erase some of these clouds and turn us at least partly sunny. Afternoon highs should reach the mid-to-upper 70s. Confidence: Medium-High

Wednesday I don't think we'll quite get to full sunshine but the majority of the day will be reminiscent of spring weather. Partly sunny skies can be expected as well as below-normal, but very nice, temperatures in the low-to-mid 70s. Chances for more showers creep back in during the evening hours.Confidence: Medium

By Brian Jackson  | June 14, 2009; 9:00 AM ET
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At least things are beginning to dry out some...we have plenty of mushrooms around here.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | June 14, 2009 10:14 AM | Report abuse

Very pleasant today, dew points into the upper 40s at Dulles!

Posted by: Ian-CapitalWeatherGang | June 14, 2009 12:14 PM | Report abuse

I tried to fly out of Reagan last Tuesday, didn't get out until Wednesday morning because of storms. I am coming back in tomorrow around midmorning. Can I expect another travel odyssey delaying my return due to storms here?

Posted by: epjd | June 14, 2009 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Finally a nice night! We're able to have the windows open and everything. Check out that dewpoint!

Posted by: LaurainNWDC | June 14, 2009 9:47 PM | Report abuse

This weekend was a "light" dance weekend--no rain.

Next weekend is "heavy" for both dancing [Friday, (Elks Lodge) and Saturday (Glen Echo) nights] and outdoor festivals [the Columbia Pike Blues Festival, 1-8 PM on Saturday the 20th, and the Alexandria Waterfront Festival next Saturday & Sunday, the 20th and 21st]...and it looks as though the rain crowd is dead set to wreck our outdoor partying with more dangerous lightning & more darned excess & not-much-needed precipitation...honestly, NEXT WEEKEND would have been the better choice for a COMPLETELY DRY weekend!!!

Posted by: Bombo47jea | June 14, 2009 11:41 PM | Report abuse

Oh...and I forgot to mention tomorrow night's and Tuesday night's swing dances...and evening thunder back in the forecast!!!

Posted by: Bombo47jea | June 14, 2009 11:45 PM | Report abuse

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