Forecast: July comes in like a lamb!
Scorching heat will be back by the 4th
FORECAST IN DETAIL
By David Streit, CWG Meteorologist
The most stunning thing to me about this forecast is low humidity for the next 3 days and barely a cloud for the next 5 days. If only we could lock in these pleasant temperatures. Regrettably, the dry soils across the region lend themselves to a fast heat up. As a result, we skyrocket from nearly 10 degrees below average today to about 10 degrees above average by Monday. Speaking of dry soils...we've now received less than 60% of normal rain in the last 3 months, which by my definition is a drought. If you can water your street trees, please do. Help keep our city green!
Today (Thursday): Perfection, thy name is today! Sunny skies, gentle breezes and low humidity are not to be missed. Readings rising to lower 70s by noon and barely touching 80 by mid-afternoon are wondrous. Confidence: High
Tonight: The evening invites us all outdoors with 70s slipping to 60s by the time you head home. Clear, calm conditions allow lows to sink mainly into the 50s: downright cool! Confidence: High
Keep reading for the forecast through Monday....
Tomorrow (Friday): This day is nearly a carbon copy of the day before but starts out a couple of degrees cooler and ends up a couple of degrees warmer. Highs should top out in the lower 80s under sunny skies. Confidence: High
Tomorrow Night: Yet another perfect evening to be out. Clear skies and 70s are great as is the lack of humidity. Readings bottom out in the mid-50s to lower 60s (downtown). Confidence: High
Saturday marks the return to reality. Yes it really is still summer in D.C. Seasonable temperatures mean a quick rise to the lower 80s by midday and topping out in the upper 80s. Sunny skies and still low humidity help us to acclimate for what lies ahead. The evening is a great one for cooking out with upper 70s to lower 80s. Confidence: High
Sunday dawns in the 60s but races through the 70s and 80s in the morning. More than the fireworks will be hot today with highs hitting the mid-90s under intense sun in most areas. The saving grace is only moderate humidity which keeps the threat of afternoon and evening thundershowers out of the picture. Make sure you're well-hydrated if going to the Mall even as evening readings fall into the 80s. Confidence: Medium-High
Monday proves the power of summer sun and dry soils. Even starting in the upper 60s to lower 70s does not save us as highs in the mid-to-upper 90s appear inevitable. To make it worse, humidity starts creeping up to uncomfortable levels. Ominously, there is still no significant chance of evening thundershowers. The drought is on. Confidence: Medium-High
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