Forecast: Cooler for Sunday, with some showers?
Showers/t'storms possible Sunday & Monday
updated at 8:50 p.m.; originally posted at 5 a.m.
Today: Partly sunny, very warm. 89-93. | Tonight: Partly cloudy. Chance of sprinkle/light shower. 66-72. | Tomorrow: More clouds & humidity. Chance of showers/t'shower. Low 80s. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail
FORECAST IN DETAIL
Yes, we probably tack on another 90+ degree day today but after that I honestly don't see any more in the foreseeable future. The hot pattern is losing its grip. Before some potentially awesome weather arrives for the second half of next week, we'll have to get through an unsettled transition period tomorrow through Monday or Tuesday. Showers and storms are possible in that span but it's all up hill after that...
Today (Saturday): We'll have our share of sunshine today courtesy high pressure to the north. As the high drifts offshore, southerly flow trickles in during the afternoon which may increase some high clouds as well as the humidity (dew points reaching the mid-60s). High temps are around 90, with winds from the east and then south near 10 mph. Confidence: Medium-High
Tonight: Partly cloudy, warm, and humid overnight as southerly flow deepens. Could see a sprinkle or light shower come through. Lows only fall to the low 70s downtown with mid-to-upper 60s in the suburbs. Confidence: Medium-High
Keep reading for the forecast into early next week...
Tomorrow (Sunday): The gradual approach of a cold front means increasing clouds and humidity, and a chance of showers and maybe thundershowers. Rain chances are around the 40% through the day. Despite these rain chances, many places may be dry for much of the day as shower coverage is likely to be scattered and sporadic. Cloud cover is variable -- with some sun possible at times. Highs probably reach the low 80s. Confidence: Medium
Tomorrow Night: Showers and thundershowers remain possible (40% chance) in the evening, but the risk should end later at night. Under variably cloudy skies, lows are near 70 downtown with mid-60s in the cooler suburbs. Confidence: Medium
The cold front responsible for Sunday's rain chances hangs around for Monday providing variably cloudy skies and another chance (around 30-40%) of showers and storms -- especially in the afternoon and evening and south of the District. Highs are generally in the low-to-mid 80s with overnight lows near 70. Confidence: Medium
Assuming the front is sufficiently south of the region by Tuesday, we may be able to remove the rain threat from the forecast while noticing a down tick in the humidity. I'm thinking we'll have partly sunny skies, with highs in the mid-80s. That's my bet for now, but stay tuned as confidence is not high as to the exact position of this pesky front. Confidence: Low-Medium
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