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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 06/ 4/2010

Forecast: Heat, humidity slow to budge

By Camden Walker

T'storm chances stay thru weekend, then less humid

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Today's Daily Digit
 
A somewhat subjective rating of the day's weather, on a scale of 0 to 10.
 
6Still too warm and humid for my taste, with a thunderstorm threat late. Summer is in full swing, it seems.
 
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EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Partly sunny & humid. 40% chance of p.m. storms. Around 90. | Tonight: Mostly cloudy. 40% chance of evening thundershowers. 69-74. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny & humid. 30-40% chance of p.m. storms. Around 90. | Sunday: Partly to mostly cloudy. 50% chance of mainly p.m. showers/storms. 80s. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail

FORECAST IN DETAIL

A. Camden WalkerWe stick with the stickiness through most of our weekend, as we battle highs in the 80s to near 90 along with our usual summertime shower and storm chances. The greatest chance of storms firing comes Sunday as a cold front approaches. The front should sweep out the heat, humidity and any showers and storms in time for a more spring-like start to the next work week.

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Today (Friday): Highs climb to near 90 and it'll be humid, but we're getting used to that I guess. Partly sunny skies give way to increasing clouds later in the afternoon, and possibly more showers and thunderstorms (40% chance) in the late afternoon into evening. The potential for severe storms is lower than yesterday, but any storms that do form could be strong. Confidence: Medium

Thundercast:
Probability: 40%
Coverage: Isolated-Scattered
Timing: Late afternoon into evening

Tonight: Skies likely remain mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of evening showers or storms persisting. If you have outdoor plans for the evening, I'd hope for the best. But I'd also recommend taking a small umbrella in case the skies open up. Lows "cool" to the low 70s to near 70 most spots. Confidence: Medium

Keep reading for the forecast into next week...lower humidity? sunshine?


From Dupont Circle looking south on Connecticut Ave. as storms moved in late yesterday afternoon. By CWG photographer Ian Livingston.

Tomorrow (Saturday): This forecast is probably starting to sound familiar: A mix of clouds and sun with muggy highs around 90 and a 30-40% chance of afternoon showers and storms. Stay hydrated and plan to check radar before heading out for any afternoon plans. Confidence: Medium

Tomorrow Night: A 30-40% chance of an early-evening storm. Then just mostly cloudy with still not exactly "comfy" sleeping weather -- muggy with lows in the upper 60s to low 70s. Confidence: Medium

Sunday: The approach of a cold front increases shower/storm chances to around 50%, mainly in the afternoon. The front probably also means more clouds -- I'll call it partly to mostly cloudy for now -- and that should cap highs in the still-humid 80s. Confidence: Low-Medium

A LOOK AHEAD

Sunday night, showers and storms may persist into the evening (40-50% chance) depending on how slow the cold front moves through. Once it does pass by, humidity should start to drop as overnight lows cool off to the low-to-mid 60s. Confidence: Low-Medium

Monday & Tuesday look to be a nice change of pace -- sunnier and less humid with highs in the upper 70s to mid-80s. Confidence: Medium

By Camden Walker  | June 4, 2010; 11:00 AM ET
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Comments

I miss the days when I could arrive to a work meeting NOT drenched in sweat!

Posted by: Camden-CapitalWeatherGang | June 4, 2010 9:23 AM | Report abuse

Can we have a sweat-o-meter for every day in the summer? I realize that most days will have the top sweat index, but it would be nice to have a gauge for exactly how bad it might be. This has been discussed before, no?

Posted by: dotyt | June 4, 2010 9:55 AM | Report abuse

CWG,
a couple days ago you guys answered a poster's question about relative humidity and how hot/muggy it "feels" out there. and now dotyt talks about a "sweat-o-meter".

i remember mets issuing something like a "humiture" - combo of humidity and temp to tell us how hot it feels. maybe you can issue that, or "dew point" predictions?

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | June 4, 2010 10:24 AM | Report abuse

Camden - I am with you. This weather is miserable! I feel like I am stuck inside of a wet sponge all day. It stinks. As a lover of autumn, give me something to hold onto until September...anything.

Posted by: authorofpoetry | June 4, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

The radar is beginning to percolate down to our SW !! Looks rather juicy!!

Posted by: GMorg11 | June 4, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

We seem to be stuck in this until Monday--then it will dry out a bit.

Upper-air wind flow is largely zonal and the front is having trouble moving through our area.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | June 4, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... SOUTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL MARYLAND... SOUTHWESTERN FREDERICK COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL MARYLAND... NORTH CENTRAL LOUDOUN COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA... NORTHERN JEFFERSON COUNTY IN THE PANHANDLE OF WEST VIRGINIA... CENTRAL BERKELEY COUNTY IN THE PANHANDLE OF WEST VIRGINIA...

* UNTIL 430 PM EDT

* AT 334 PM EDT... NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HAIL UP TO THE SIZE OF QUARTERS AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR MARTINSBURG... AND MOVING EAST AT 20 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... SHEPHERDSTOWN... BRUNSWICK... BRADDOCK HEIGHTS... POINT OF ROCKS...

Posted by: rmm999 | June 4, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

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