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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 08/07/2012

Forecast: Very warm with lingering clouds and shower/storm risks into weekend


Today: Partly to mostly cloudy. Chance of showers, mainly south. 87-91 | Tonight: Partly cloudy. 67-72. | Tomorrow: Partly cloudy with p.m .storm risk. 88-92. | Get Express Forecast by E-mail


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More of the same with variable clouds, some humidity, but still not as hot as earlier this scorchin’ summer. Get the Digit on Twitter| Discuss on Facebook


A tricky stationary front to our south is getting tangled up in our area. The result is considerable cloud cover into tomorrow along with shower and storm chances, especially south of the District. Temperatures are slightly above normal with upper 80s to low 90s while humidity remains moderate. Thursday may end up the hottest day. Friday and Saturday look wet at times before a cooler, drier weather Sunday.

Today (Tuesday): Partly to mostly cloudy skies may resemble yesterday quite a bit including some occasional peeks of sunshine. Highs should be in the upper 80s to low 90s again along with moderate humidity levels. Areas from the city south have about a 30% chance of storms, but only a 20% chance farther north. Winds from the south and southeast at 5-10 mph. Confidence: Medium

Tonight: Partly cloudy overnight after some evening storm risks (30% mainly from the city and south again). Lows range from the mid-60s in the suburbs to the muggy low 70s in the city. Those light winds from the south continue. Confidence: Medium

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Tomorrow (Wednesday): Partly cloudy, continued humid, and we still find a slight chance of mainly afternoon showers and storms south of the city (20% risk). Highs in the upper 80s to low 90s again, but most locations should be 1-2 degrees hotter than Tuesday. Light winds from the south continue to pump in the supply of humid air. Confidence: Medium

Tomorrow night: Partly cloudy, muggy, and more of the same with lows in the mid-to-upper 60s in the suburbs to low or maybe mid-70s in the hotter city. Light winds from the south and southwest. Confidence: Medium


Thursday offers the best chance for the most sunshine and the hottest temperatures of the week as we finally rid ourselves of the stalled front and prepare for a new weather system approaching from the Midwest. This gives us just enough window for mostly sunny skies, winds from the southwest, and highs in the low-to-mid 90s. Moderate humidity levels could make it feel like the upper 90s though. Thursday night finds a few clouds with lows in the upper 60s to mid-70s. Confidence: Medium

Friday features a new low pressure approaching from the Midwest that taps into moisture from the south. Widespread showers and storms dominate the afternoon into the evening (60% likelihood). Some of the storms could deliver some healthy downpours and strong winds, but as with typical summer-time weather, do not expect an even distribution of rainfall totals. Highs in the mid-to-upper 80s under mostly cloudy skies. Partly cloudy with scattered showers and storms (40% risk) Friday night and lows in the upper 60s to 70s. Confidence: Low-Medium

Saturday should see more of our low pressure area, but now with cooler temperatures as it swings over. Highs are favored to only be in the low-to-mid 80s with scattered showers and storms again (60% likelihood). A few scattered showers are possible Saturday night as lows drop into the 60s. Sunday looks splendid with highs in the low-to-mid 80s, mostly sunny skies, and LOW humidity. Confidence: Low-Medium

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