Forecast: Weather Settles Into Steady State
Daily shower chances; serious heat remains elusive
Today: Partly cloudy. 30-40% chance of showers. T-storm? Low 80s. Tonight: Mostly cloudy. 30% chance of showers/storms. 66-70. | Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers/storms. 79-83. | A Look Ahead
FORECAST IN DETAIL
After a wet spring and early summer, July has been a dry one around here. With a measly 0.26" of rain through yesterday, Reagan National is running about two inches below normal for the month so far. This moister pattern that arrived yesterday promises to persist through the week and put at least a little bit of a dent in our recent rain deficit with opportunities for showers and thunderstorms every day this week. Much of the rain, though, may be light and scattered in nature.
Today (Tuesday): Partly cloudy skies today lead to a 30-40% chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm or two. Like yesterday, the best chances are likely to be in the afternoon into the evening. Light breezes with an easterly component should keep temperatures on the cooler side. Highs in the low 80s with moderate humidity. Confidence: Medium
Tonight: The clouds and moist air will prevent temperatures from dropping too far. Lows should be in the upper 60s. A 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms continues. Confidence: Medium
Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend...
Tomorrow (Wednesday): Winds from the south and southeast bring in higher humidity as we continue with a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Look for highs in the low-to-mid 80s. Confidence: Medium
Tomorrow Night: A steady forecast here with more clouds and 30% chance of scattered showers along with lows in the upper 60s to low 70s. Confidence: Medium
Thursday and Friday are looking like carbon copies of each other with mostly cloudy skies, a running 40% chance of showers/storms during the day (30% chance at night), and highs in the middle 80s with a fair amount of humidity. Lows should be around 70. Confidence: Low-Medium
The weekend is aiming to extend the work-week trend with mostly cloudy skies, that stubborn 40% chance of scattered showers/storms, humid conditions and highs in the mid-80s or maybe upper 80s. Confidence: Low-Medium
This same pattern -- anchored by an upper-level area of low pressure stalled over the Midwest and high pressure out over the Atlantic -- may keep the East Coast in a warm (but not too hot) and moist flow into next week.
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