Forecast: Summer Tries to Muster Some Sizzle
Warmer today; more humid with rain chances Thurs.-Sat.
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Today: Partly to mostly sunny. Upper 80s. | Tonight: Partly to mostly cloudy. Upper 60s to low 70s. | Tomorrow: A few showers and storms? Humid. Upper 80s to near 90. | A Look Ahead
FORECAST IN DETAIL
Here we are halfway through July, and three is the sum total of days this summer that National Airport has reached 90 or higher. Some spots may flirt with 90 today and tomorrow, yet neither day is guaranteed to reach or eclipse that mark. And then we cool off again for the weekend into early next week. So, with every passing day, it seems less and less likely that we'll reach or even approach our June-through-August average of 31 90-degree days. Anyone complainin'? Not I.
Today (Wednesday): Here we go with another pleasant and worry-free weather day. We'll be a little warmer than yesterday with partly to mostly sunny skies and highs in the upper 80s. And humidity, while a bit higher than we saw with yesterday's incredibly dry air, will still be quite low for the middle of summer (dew points in the 50s). Confidence: Medium-High
Tonight: The weather stays quiet through most of the night with partly to sometimes mostly cloudy skies. Warmer temperatures than last night -- low in the upper 60s (suburbs) to low 70s (downtown) -- will mean increased A/C use for many. While you sleep, more humid air will work its way into the area, and a shower or thunderstorm is possible toward morning. Confidence: Medium-High
Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend....
Tomorrow (Thursday): An unsettled pattern in the atmosphere brings the chance of a few showers and thunderstorms during the course of the day. After partly to mostly cloudy morning skies, some afternoon sun could bump highs to the upper 80s to near 90. For a change, humidity will be moderate to high. Confidence: Medium
Tomorrow Night: Partly cloudy and muggy with the chance of an isolated shower or two and lows mainly in the low 70s. Upper 60s in the some of the cooler suburbs. Confidence: Medium
Humidity stays up in the moderate range for Friday as highs max out near the mid-80s. A 40-50% chance of showers and thunderstorms enters the picture for Friday afternoon into Friday night. Confidence: Low-Medium
The outlook for Saturday isn't ideal, with the potential for partly to mostly cloudy skies, periods of showers and thunderstorms, and highs only in the upper 70s to low 80s. However, the strength and track of the low-pressure center that would bring the precipitation is not yet set in stone, so neither is the forecast. Confidence: Low
Sunday seems more promising -- sunnier with decreasing humidity, decreasing rain chances and highs in the low-to-mid 80s. Confidence: Medium
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