Forecast: Satisfactory Saturday, showery Sunday
Today: Mostly sunny, some increase in clouds late. 85-89. | Tonight: Slight chance of showers or t'storms, mainly late. 68-74. | Tomorrow: Scattered showers and t'storms (50-60% chance). 82-86. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail
FORECAST IN DETAIL
If there's one really good thing to say about this weekend, it's that we won't have to contend with any extreme heat. We may, however, have to deal with showers and thunderstorms -- mainly Sunday. The other negative is that our reprieve from the humidity only lasts through this afternoon. Overnight, tomorrow and well into the next week, characteristic August humidity will assert itself - right on schedule.
Today (Saturday): Relatively cool temps (in the 60s) and sunny skies early this morning will invite a morning stroll or jog. It does become seasonably warm this afternoon, as temps climb into the mid-to-upper 80s. We'll probably see some increase in cloudiness as well, but humidity will remain pretty comfortable. You won't notice much in the way of wind, blowing from the south at 5-10 mph. Confidence: Medium-High
Tonight: Skies become mostly cloudy but it should be dry for most evening activities. After midnight, an disturbance approaches the region, so there's a slight (20-30% chance) of a shower or thunderstorms late at night. Lows range from the upper 60s to low 70s. Confidence: Medium-High
Keep reading for the forecast into early next week...
Tomorrow (Sunday): As a disturbances passes through the region, we'll have considerable clouds and a decent (50-60%) chance of showers and storms. If the sun is able to break out for any period, that will increase the possibility that some storms turn strong to severe. The cloud cover probably caps high temperatures in the mid-80s though humidity levels will rise relative to the last couple of days. Confidence: Medium
Tomorrow Night: As the disturbance pulls away, more stable air moves over the region, decreasing the chance of storms (down to about 20-30% - mainly early). Skies will become partly cloudy, with lows from the mid-60s in the cooler suburbs to the low 70s downtown. Confidence: Medium-High
Monday and Tuesday look like pretty typical August days. Both days will be partly sunny and on the humid side while featuring a 30% chance of afternoon/evening storms. Highs temps range from the mid-to-upper 80s Monday to around 90 Tuesday. Overnight lows will be in the upper 60s (suburbs) to low-to-mid 70s inside the beltway. Confidence: Medium
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