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Posted at 7:45 AM ET, 06/ 7/2009

Forecast: Sunny Now, Unsettled Weather to Return

By Jason Samenow

* NatCast: Pleasant Sunshine | CWG Captures Tornado *
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Today: Mostly sunny. 80-84. | Tonight: Partly cloudy. 56-63. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny, chance of p.m. storms. 85-89 | A Look Ahead


Today's weather may be the nicest in a while, as the stormy pattern that has plagued us for the past several weeks, returns tomorrow. A slow moving front will approach the area later tonight. This front will remain in our vicinity all week, providing intermittent storm chances -- particularly in the late afternoon and evening.

Today (Sunday): What a day! We'll have lots of sunshine, relatively low humidity levels, and enjoyably warm afternoon temperatures. Highs head up to the low 80s with a light breeze from the southwest at 5-10 mph. Confidence: High

Tonight: Some increasing high clouds and the persistence of a light breeze from the south will make for a mild night. Lows will only dip down to the upper 60s downtown, with some lower 60s in the cooler suburbs. Confidence: Medium-High

Keep reading for the forecast into the middle of next week...

Forecast weather map for Monday showing front just to our north. Courtesy NOAA.

Tomorrow (Monday): Sticky and possibly stormy weather returns. Under partly sunny skies, temperatures will climb into the mid-to-upper 80s on winds from the south. It might be time to turn the air conditioner back on, if you gave it a break late last week through the weekend. With a cold front just to our north, a few thunderstorms may (40% chance) pop in the afternoon and evening. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow Night: Any evening storms should slowly wind down, with partly cloudy skies for the remainder of the overnight and just a 20% chance of any new storms. It will be muggy, with lows near 70 downtown, with mid-60s in the suburbs. Confidence: Medium-High


Showers and thunderstorms are likely both Tuesday and Wednesday (60% chance), especially in the afternoon and evening. Highs temperatures both days will be in the 80s with lows in the 60s. Confidence: Medium-High

By Jason Samenow  | June 7, 2009; 7:45 AM ET
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"High" confidence in sun! Thanks, Weather Gang.

Before I go out to enjoy, gotta share a blues video by the late great John Lee Hooker, "Tupelo", which shows documentary footage of flooding that puts ours in perspective:

Problem for folks in Mississippi isn't just stronger hurricanes, as we tragically saw after Katrina, but water being trapped in bayous.

Thankfully, our own soggy patch of planet appears to slope downward into the Potomac. Or, so I've deduced on my own little Annandale lot, where excess water reliably has always drained in a moving stream through my NE corner, out and away.

No, I don't normally have a stream. Google Earth and a walk in public woods reveals a permanent one, some dozen yards NE, which flows SE into Indian River, which connects with another river, that winds east into the Potomac, yaaay!

Posted by: jhbyer | June 7, 2009 10:42 AM | Report abuse

enjoying the sun - finally!

Posted by: madisondc | June 7, 2009 11:11 AM | Report abuse

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