D.C.-area forecast: Late-day storms possible through the weekend as humidity stays high


A considerably subjective ranking of the day’s climate, on a scale of 0 to 10.

3/10: Getting uninterested in ending our workweeks lately with critical humidity. Plus, late-day storms could carry flooding downpours, damaging wind gusts, and hail.

  • Today: Not as scorching, sturdy to extreme p.m. storms possible. Highs: Upper 80s to low 90s.
  • Tonight: Evening storms nonetheless possible, muggy. Lows: Low to mid-70s.
  • Tomorrow: Chance of p.m. showers and storms. Highs: Upper 80s to low 90s.
  • Sunday: Slight afternoon rain likelihood. Highs: Near 90 to mid-90s.

Soupy humidity could also be a half-notch larger than yesterday, however at the least temperatures could halt a half-notch decrease. With storms trying extra seemingly by later at the moment, keep weather-aware with us since some storms could provide a triple menace of flooding downpours, damaging wind gusts and enormous hail. Monday could provide our greatest likelihood of staying rain-free, much less humid, and sunnier — however hotter.

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Today (Friday): Not as scorching at the moment, however very high humidity (periodic mid-70s dew factors) is sufficient to make afternoon highs in the higher 80s to low 90s really feel nearer to the higher 90s to low 100s at instances. A number of showers or a weak storm is possible beginning round noon, particularly west and south of city. Otherwise, heavier rains and storms could develop after 3:30 p.m. or so. Any flooding downpours ought to gradual a bit as we head into sundown. Partial sunshine can also have some haze from wildfire smoke. Winds are typically gentle from the south-southwest, however may very well be sturdy and gusty close to storms. Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: Showers and storms stay possible, particularly earlier than 8 p.m. If we see any night cases of flooding, winds and hail, they need to wane with time. Low temperatures backside out in the low to mid-70s. Confidence: Medium-High

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Tomorrow (Saturday): Skies are partly to principally cloudy, humidity almost oppressive (dew factors in the mid-70s), with showers and storms nonetheless possible. We could once more see some raindrops as early as noon, however heavier thunderstorm rains ought to wait till later in the afternoon. Storms needs to be much less quite a few than what we might see at the moment, however an remoted storm might nonetheless be sturdy to extreme. High temperatures prime out once more in the higher 80s to low 90s. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow night time: We nonetheless have a night likelihood for showers and storms. So far nothing too heavy or long-lasting anticipated, however keep tuned. Skies are principally cloudy in any other case. Muggy low temperatures merely get right down to the low to mid-70s proper earlier than daybreak. Confidence: Medium

Sunday: Skies could have a bit extra solar and our thunderstorm possibilities could also be a tad decrease. However, with extra sunshine, we might see high temperatures heat a bit extra — close to 90 to the mid-90s. As the afternoon wears on, although, bear in mind to move indoors if thunder roars. A number of storms could certainly pop all through the area. Confidence: Medium

Sunday night time: Steaminess continues and low temperatures keep in the 70s all through the area — maybe higher 70s downtown. Any early showers and storms ought to transfer out earlier than midnight, permitting some clearing skies to happen. Confidence: Medium

Sunnier and warmer situations are anticipated Monday and Tuesday, with high temperatures in the low to mid-90s. Dew factors could slide ever so barely into the higher 60s at instances, making it a bit much less steamy. Storm possibilities aren’t too high, however each days have the potential for afternoon rumbles of thunder. Confidence: Low-Medium

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