DC Area Forecast: Stormy Start Today, Mostly Muggy Through Friday

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A somewhat subjective rating of the day’s weather, on a scale of zero to 10.

3/10: Stormy start to test our Tuesday mettle.

  • This day: Stormy morning, partial afternoon sun, humid. Highs: 80-86.
  • Tonight: Partly cloudy, warm and muggy. Lows: 66-73.
  • Morning: Mostly sunny, muggy, a slight chance of a thunderstorm. Highs: 87-91.

A loud narrative begins our Tuesday as potentially strong thunderstorms rumble this morning. Chance for thunderstorms continues Wednesday through Friday, but should be more isolated or scattered in nature, with mostly muggy heat and periods of sunshine. A cold front at the end of the week opens the door to refreshingly low humidity and a beautiful cooler-than-normal holiday weekend.

Today, Tuesday): Strong thunderstorms early to mid-morning could produce downpours and damaging winds. Consider scheduling your trip before or after these storms. Persistent showers or additional thunderstorms are possible from late morning to around noon. Rainfall could total about 0.5 to 1.5 inches. Could see partial afternoon sun with highs in the 80s and high humidity (dew points near 70). North winds between 5 and 10 mph, except gusts around thunderstorms. Confidence: Medium

Tonight: Partly cloudy, muggy and warm, with lows between 60 and 70 degrees. Low chance of an isolated thunderstorm. Light winds from the east around 5 mph. Confidence: Medium-High

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Tomorrow (Wednesday): Mostly sunny and warmer with highs in the upper 80s to low 90s. Humidity is in the moderate range with dew points in the mid 60s. Light breezes are blowing from the southeast around 5 mph. Again, a slight chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon or evening. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow night: Partly cloudy and moderately muggy again as lows reach the upper 60s to lower 70s. Chance of isolated showers or a late-night thunderstorm. Confidence: Medium-High

Thursday you should see mostly cloudy skies and a little less heat, with highs in the 80s along with moderate humidity amid scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Hot and muggy Thursday night with a chance of showers and thunderstorms as lows hover in the 60s to 70s. Confidence: Medium

Friday starts on the muggy and cloudy side with isolated or scattered showers and thunderstorms possible. But partly sunny skies could arrive by midday and late afternoon, with highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s. The humidity should begin to drop later in the afternoon, thanks to the passage of a cold front. Friday night should become mostly clear with lower humidity and lows going into the 60s. Confidence: Medium

the party weekend looks like a perfect summer situation. Imagine mostly sunny to sunny skies with highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s on Saturday and Sunday, with closer to the normal mid 80s on Monday as partly sunny skies prevail. Humidity is comfortably low on Saturday and Sunday, with only a slight increase on Monday. Mostly clear on Saturday and Sunday nights, with lows in the 60s for the city, but the outer suburbs should see cooler lows in the mid to upper 50s. Confidence: Medium

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