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Posted at 4:55 PM ET, 07/11/2010

Forecast: Monday starts nice; rain chance late

By Brian Jackson

Warm with multiple rain chances this week

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Today: Sunny and warm. 88-93. | Tonight: Mostly clear. 68-73. | Tomorrow: A bit stickier with more clouds & chance of p.m. storms. 88-93. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail


Lots of sun and dry heat spell out quite a nice day to close out the weekend. Enjoy it while you can because as we head into the week, the humidity grows and we'll begin to see extended periods where we have chances for showers and thunderstorms. While rain in the forecast this week won't single-handedly pull us out of our moderate drought, by week's end our lawns could be looking significantly greener.

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Today (Sunday): Today's weather couldn't be more opposite than yesterday's. As cloudy and damp as yesterday was, today features sun, warmth and dry conditions. Dew points drop back into the 50s and highs near 90 lead to a pretty nice day for us. Winds from the northwest blow at around 10 mph, generally adding to the niceness. Confidence: High

Tonight: This brief patch of pleasantness won't last too long and we'll begin to take notice tonight as our humidity levels begin to creep back up. Skies will be mostly clear, with balmy morning lows only dipping to the upper 60s to the low 70s. Winds from the south usher in the added moisture, at less than 10 mph. Clouds may increase some towards morning. Confidence: High

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Tomorrow (Monday): Monday will turn out to be a pretty typical summer day for around here. Partly sunny skies last most of the day but additional clouds should develop during the later afternoon hours. We'll see our daytime highs once again in the upper 80s to low 90s. Showers and t'storm chances (30%) threaten as we move towards evening, especially west of town. Winds are generally from the south at 5-10 mph. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow Night: Showers and storms become more likely (50-60% chance) as we head later into the evening and overnight as a wave of energy and moisture pushes through from our southwest. Otherwise it will be mostly cloudy and humid, with an overnight low in the mid-70s. Confidence: Medium


Tuesday and Wednesday continue our new, and wetter, pattern (this pattern may persist late into the week). We'll be in some close proximity to a number of disturbances and that means a 40-50% chance of thunderstorms both days -- particularly in the afternoon and evening. Don't look for complete washouts though, as skies should be at least partly sunny much of the time, helping highs to around 90. Overnights will be warm and muggy, with lows around the mid-70s. Confidence: Medium

By Brian Jackson  | July 11, 2010; 4:55 PM ET
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Guys - I have a wedding to go to next Saturday and was wondering how you think the weather will be looking say noon on Sat to noon on Sun? Thanks!

Posted by: snowlover | July 11, 2010 5:52 AM | Report abuse

Hey CWG, FYI -- I am unable to access you from (www.) Has that url finally bit the dust?

Posted by: Murre | July 11, 2010 7:16 AM | Report abuse


Very nice today, but rain threats each day of the week thereafter, with 60% on Tuesday [dental appointment + Clarendon Ballroom dance!]

Doesn't meet my drought criteria, which were closely approximated last week. Betcha that preciptation deficit gets whittled down in the coming week.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | July 11, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Not sure why today didn't get the nice day stamp. It's almost perfect for drying laundry, hot and dry and a breeze. The first three loads are dry except for jeans which are close, so I'm doing some more.

Posted by: eric654 | July 11, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

@Murre -- I thought I was the only one having trouble with that URL. Couldn't access it from here at work, couldn't figure out why!

Posted by: natsncats | July 11, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

the address is having technical issues...but it will be fixed soon.

Posted by: Jason-CapitalWeatherGang | July 11, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse


Next Saturday looks like just your typical summer day...partly sunny, humid, near 90, 20-30% chance of a thunderstorm in afternoon/evening.

Posted by: Jason-CapitalWeatherGang | July 11, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse


It is a pretty nice day out there. But check out our FAQs... Nice Day stamps require highs between 65 and 85.

Posted by: Dan-CapitalWeatherGang | July 11, 2010 5:00 PM | Report abuse

I wouldn't look for the precip deficit to get reduced by too much this week. Remember a few weeks back when the Northern and Western suburbs got pounded with rain? Guess what we got in southern Prince William? Nada. Not a dribble.

Gonna take a good bit of precip here to make a dent. One or two garden thundershowers/thunderstorms won't cut it.

Posted by: southbridgemom | July 11, 2010 5:58 PM | Report abuse

And once again, where does it rain?
On the plain, on the plain?
And where's that blasted plain?
In Spain! in Spain!

Viva Espana y La Furia Roja.

And it can rain in Washington, too, coz' we need it.

Posted by: JerryFloyd1 | July 11, 2010 6:00 PM | Report abuse

I think it's raining champagne in Spain right now.

Posted by: Murre | July 11, 2010 8:03 PM | Report abuse

I have a friend texting me from Spain right now, and if her texts are any indication, it is definitely raining champagne!

Posted by: Snowlover2 | July 11, 2010 8:43 PM | Report abuse

@snowlover2, those texts must be a lot of fun to read!

Posted by: JerryFloyd1 | July 11, 2010 8:57 PM | Report abuse

Have a nice Monday, all. And yes--congrats to all your Spain fans :-)

Posted by: Camden-CapitalWeatherGang | July 11, 2010 10:41 PM | Report abuse

Meanwhile, after toasting Spain **yay** thinking of hauling the air mattress onto the deck. Too good to pass us out here. It's been a spectacular night so far ...

Posted by: weathergrrl | July 11, 2010 10:41 PM | Report abuse

Meanwhile, after toasting Spain **yay** thinking of hauling the air mattress onto the deck. Too good to pass up out here. It's been a spectacular night so far ...

Posted by: weathergrrl | July 11, 2010 10:44 PM | Report abuse

ouch, sosrry

Posted by: weathergrrl | July 11, 2010 10:48 PM | Report abuse

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