Forecast: Weekend showers a worry?
Summery Friday in the 80s; weekend cools to 70s
Today: Partly sunny. Mid-to-upper 80s. | Tonight: Partly cloudy. Upper 50s to low 60s. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny to mostly cloudy. 30% chance of mainly p.m. showers & storms. Mid-to-upper 70s. | Sunday: Mostly cloudy. 40% chance of showers & storms. Low-to-mid 70s. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail
FORECAST IN DETAIL
Today's 80s may be too hot for some, especially on the trip home for those observing Bike to Work Day. Increased weekend clouds help bring highs down to the 70s as humidity ticks upward. The extra moisture in the air combined with lower pressure could spark showers and thunderstorms at times over the weekend, though as of now chances are below 50%.
Today (Friday): Great end to our week!... if you're a warm-weather fan. Partly sunny skies help temperatures reach the upper 70s to near 80 around lunchtime. Even with some clouds at times, highs should make the mid-or-upper 80s. Wear that sunscreen if out in the direct midday sun. Confidence: High
Tonight: Wow! Our second fantastic evening in a row, with temperatures dropping into the 70s. Lows cool to the upper 50s to low 60s under partly cloudy skies. Confidence: Medium-High
Keep reading for the forecast into next week...
Tomorrow (Saturday): The morning hours might squeeze out some sun, but steadily the clouds should build and probably hold highs to the mid-to-upper 70s. As of now, we have about a 30% chance of showers & thunderstorms, mostly focused on the afternoon hours. Winds around 10 mph from the southeast bring in a bit more humidity. Confidence: Low-Medium
Tomorrow Night: Any isolated thunderstorms should die down by late evening. But we'll stay with a 30-40% chance of showers through the night. Mostly cloudy skies keep overnight lows mild. Downtown may only get down to the low 60s. Upper 50s to near 60 outside the Beltway. A bit of humidity in the air could prove a tad uncomfortable. Confidence: Medium
Sunday: The forecast remains somewhat tricky on Sunday with partly to mostly cloudy skies. Shower and thunderstorm chances go up to around 40%. Highs in the low-to-mid 70s should be nice enough if you don't mind the moderate humidity. Just don't stray too far from shelter in case any sudden thundershowers or heavy showers pop above you. Confidence: Low-Medium
Mostly cloudy Sunday night with a 20-30% chance of a shower or two. Upper 50s to low 60s should do it for lows. Confidence: Low-Medium
Assuming high pressure builds in strong enough to exert its authority (not a sure bet), then Monday & Tuesday should feature decreasing precipitation chances and increasing sunshine with highs in the mid-70s to low 80s. Confidence: Low-Medium
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