Forecast: Muggy weekend, with Sunday showers?
Great today, then hot & humid with rising storm chances
Today: Mostly sunny. Not too humid. Mid-80s. | Tonight: Partly cloudy. 60s. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny & more humid. 20-40% chance of p.m. storms. Upper 80s to near 90. | Sunday: Partly to mostly cloudy & humid. 50% chance of showers/storms. Upper 80s to near 90. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail
FORECAST IN DETAIL
Today is easily the nicest of the next several days and a great way to end the week. But humidity builds through the weekend with our classic summer showers and storms threatening, mainly late Saturday and Sunday -- so the weather should be mostly fine for tomorrow's World Cup watching in Dupont Circle. Hopefully our heat and humidity take a bit of a break come Tuesday, but it's hard to say for sure.
Today (Friday): Mostly sunny skies make it feel nice and warm today as highs reach the mid-80s. That's a little cooler than yesterday thanks to a light wind from the north (before becoming variable in direction by midday), which should also help keep our humidity down. Enjoy the low-humidity warmth, which won't last long. Confidence: Medium-High
Tonight: Skies should be partly cloudy with evening temperatures dropping into the 70s and overnight lows in the upper 60s downtown, low-to-mid 60s outside the Beltway. Not exactly sleep-with-the-windows-open weather, but better than the muggier nights to come! Confidence: Medium-High
How muggy does the weekend get? Keep reading for the forecast into next week...
Tomorrow (Saturday): Remember summer? It's back. With partly sunny skies and humidity at least to the moderate range, morning temperatures rise into and through the 70s and afternoon highs hit the upper 80s to near 90. That familiar haze may start appearing, too. We'll also have a 20-30% chance of late-afternoon showers and storms, which is low enough that many areas may stay dry. Make sure to stay hydrated, especially If watching soccer in Dupont or running Lawyers Have Heart. Confidence: Medium
Tomorrow Night: Shower and storm chances increase to around 30-40% for the evening and overnight. Mostly cloudy skies and muggy air make for a mild night with lows mostly in the low-to-mid 70s. Confidence: Medium
Sunday: The approach and passage of a frontal boundary raises shower/storm chances to around 50% through the day on Sunday. This increased chance of rain also likely translates into more clouds than Saturday. I'll call it partly to mostly cloudy for now. Still, highs should again get to the upper 80s to around 90, and muggy will be the name of the game. Confidence: Low-Medium
Shower and storm chances probably decrease Sunday night. But the mugginess stays with lows only down to the mid-or-upper 70s downtown. "Lucky" suburbs may drop to the low 70s. Confidence: Low-Medium
Another hot and humid day is expected Monday, which may provide more sun than Sunday but still a 30% chance of a shower or storm, mainly in the afternoon or evening.
Tuesday has the potential to be cooler (maybe mid-80s for highs) and less humid. But that's contingent on higher pressure building in behind a cold front passage, neither of which are a sure bet (fingers crossed!). Check back for updates. Confidence: Low-Medium
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