Forecast: Drier Week Ahead, Still Very Warm
Today: Partly to mostly sunny. Mid-80s. | Tonight: Partly cloudy, 65-70.| Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. 85-90. | A Look Ahead
FORECAST IN DETAIL
For the last 15 days, temperatures have been warmer than average at Reagan National Airport (DCA). It's possible we extend the streak today, though it's a close call. If we can, the rest of the week will be on the warm side, so we could put together quite the string of warm days to end the month. Contrast that to July, when we started the month with 11 straight cooler than average days and 22 out of the first 24 days ended up at or below average.
Today (Monday): The nicest day of the week? Perhaps. It will be a lot like yesterday, but a few degrees cooler. Under partly to mostly sunny skies, we should max out in the mid-80s (yesterday's high at DCA was 89) with moderate humidity levels (dew points in the low 60s). Someone could see an isolated storm (20%) in the afternoon, but most of us will be high and dry. Confidence: Medium-High
Tonight: A rather pleasant evening. Mostly clear skies will assist cooler suburban locations down to near 60, with mid-60s downtown. Confidence: High
Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend....
Tomorrow (Tuesday): Lots of sunshine tomorrow with high pressure sitting over the region. That will help temperatures rise all the way into the upper 80s with not much wind to speak of. Humidity levels will remain moderate. Confidence: High
Tomorrow Night: Another pleasant summer evening. More clear skies with lows in the low 60s in the suburbs with mid-to-upper 60s downtown. Confidence: Medium-High
More dry and very warm (borderline hot) weather on Wednesday. Highs head back up near 90. Overnight, it's clear and not too muggy, with lows in the 60s. Confidence: Medium-High
A cold front approaches from the northwest of Thursday. It probably won't have a lot of moisture to work with, but it may trigger a few late afternoon and evening storms. It will be warm and a little more humid, with high in the upper 80s and low 90s. Partly cloudy and a little muggy Thursday night, with lows in the upper 60s and low 70s. Confidence: Medium
Thursday's cold front may well wash out over the region Friday through Sunday, so we won't likely cool off or dry out. Instead, each day, we'll probably have partly sunny skies with a 30% chance or so of afternoon and evening storms. Each day, highs should range from mid-to-upper 80s, with overnight lows in the upper 60s and low 70s. The humidity will be sticky but probably not quite oppressive. The air mass won't be as tropical as last week's. Confidence: Low-Medium
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