PM Update: Continued warm and a bit humid, outside thundershower chance


Radar & lightning:Latest regional radar shows movement of precipitation and lightning strikes over past two hours. Refresh page to update. Click here or on image to enlarge. Or see radar bigger on our Weather Wall.

After a drizzly, cool start, the sun emerged victorious, with temperatures topping 80 degrees in many locations. For the most part, showers and storms have eluded the region, and that’s probably the case tonight. Likewise Tuesday, we have another summery day, with just a slight chance of afternoon/evening storms.

Through Tonight: Most of the showers and storms remain out to our west through the evening. Around town, it’s partly to mostly cloudy and mild. Overnight lows range from the low 60s in the cooler suburbs to the upper 60s downtown.

Tomorrow (Tuesday): After some early morning fog, it’s a pretty standard warm late spring to early summer day. Under partly sunny skies, highs reach the mid-80s with a 20-30 percent chance of a late day thunderstorm. You’ll notice a touch of humidity due to a soft breeze from the south at around 10 mph.

See my earlier forecast through the weekend. And if you haven’t already, join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter . For related traffic news, check out Dr. Gridlock.

Jason is currently the Washington Post’s weather editor. A native Washingtonian, Jason has been a weather enthusiast since age 10.
Comments
Show Comments
Most Read Local

Heat Tracker

33
90-degree days year-to-date
Yearly Average
36
Record Most
67 (1980,2010)
Record Fewest
7 (1886,1905)
Last Year
24

At a Glance

Sun.

sunny_clear
72° /92°

Mon.

partlycloudyday
76° /96°
Drop 20%

Tue.

partlycloudyday
76° /94°

Wed.

thunderstorms
75° /91°
Drop 40%

Thu.

thunderstorms
74° /86°
Drop 40%

Fri.

thunderstorms
73° /83°
Drop 40%
National Airport
Dulles
BWI

Right Now

D.C. Area Almanac

 
National
Dulles
BWI
Avg. High
 
Avg. Low
 
Rec. High
 
Rec. Low
 
Sunrise
 
Sunset
°F
 
 
°C
Next Story
Jason Samenow · May 20, 2013