Forecast: Sticky? Definitely. Stormy? Maybe.
Today's heaviest rain tracks north of D.C.
Today: Mostly cloudy and sticky. 60% chance of mainly p.m. showers and storms. Mid-80s. | Tonight: Evening showers/storms? Near 70. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny. A little less humid. Upper 80s. | Sunday: More clouds than sun. Humid. 50% chance of showers/storms. Mid-80s. | A Look Ahead
FORECAST IN DETAIL
We're likely to see some showers today, and maybe a few strong storms, but the steadiest rain should miss us to the north. Showers and storms may bother us again on Sunday. Otherwise, we're in the thick of it in terms of humidity. As we start a new month, I can confirm that it will indeed feel like August for the forseeable future, though no extreme heat wave is imminent. Have you noticed talk of our non-humid and not-so-warm summer has waned?
Today (Friday): Sticky feeling today with mostly cloudy skies, highs climbing toward the mid-80s, and the chance of a passing shower or two through early afternoon. Showers and storms become more likely (60% chance) from mid-afternoon into evening. But the heaviest rains should veer north of the area. Watch for gusty winds, heavy rain and maybe hail with any storms that do come through, as well as a slight tornado chance. Outside of storms, afternoon breezes increase to around 10-20 mph from the southwest. Confidence: Medium
Tonight: Some showers and storms may linger into the evening (50% chance). But after midnight, some partial clearing is possible as breezes briefly come out of the west and northwest. Lows around 70 through most of the region. Confidence: Medium
Any weekend storms? Keep reading for the forecast into early next week...
Tomorrow (Saturday): Morning breezes from the northwest could temporarily reduce the humidity a notch, though it should still be at least in the moderate range. Skies will probably be at least partly sunny with highs in the upper 80s, but patches of cumulus clouds may blossom by afternoon with an isolated late-day shower or storm not impossible. Confidence: Medium
Tomorrow Night: I know it's a good night to go out on the town, but consider the pocketbook umbrella with a 20-30% chance of an isolated shower or storm. Winds from the south/southwest will be light, but they'll feel somewhat balmy. Lows get down to around 70 in most spots. Confidence: Medium
Sunday: Shower and thunderstorm chances increase again come Sunday. Expect a 50% chance, especially by afternoon as the atmosphere percolates. Otherwise, I think we'll have more clouds than sun. Humidity should be back in full force. So highs in the mid-80s will likely feel quite muggy. Confidence: Low-Medium
A fairly "broken-record" end to our weekend on Sunday night with a 50% chance of some showers and storms. Skies remain mostly cloudy otherwise. Lows in the fairly familiar upper 60s to low 70s. Confidence: Low-Medium
Expect highs around the upper 80s on Monday and Tuesday. Each day has a 30% chance or so of seeing a shower or storm. I think I'll plan to take along my travel umbrella. Confidence: Medium
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