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Today: Partly sunny, seasonal. 85-90. | Tonight: Partly cloudy, comfortable. 66-72. | Tomorrow: Partly to mostly cloudy. Isolated storm. 84-89. | Get Express Forecast by E-mail


Today (Thursday): With the warm front well to our south, we see enough high pressure today to offer up partly sunnyskies, seasonal temperatures (mid-to-upper 80s), and relatively low humidity. Afternoon dew points should be like yesterday with upper 50s and low 60s. Light breezes won’t cause any trouble. Confidence: Medium-high

Tonight: Partly cloudy and comfortable. Lows range from the middle 60s in the outer suburbs to the low 70s in the city. Light winds again. Confidence: Medium-high

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Tomorrow (Friday): We start to slowly ratchet up the humidity today, but an increase in cloud cover (partly to mostly cloudy skies) should hold temperatures to just the mid-to-upper 80s. A 20% chance of mainly afternoon or evening thunderstorms is also back in play as the warm front edges back toward us. Confidence: Medium

Tomorrow night: Possible lingering widely scattered showers or storms (20% chance), but otherwise, the night should be a tad more humid under partly cloudy skies as temperatures bottom out in the upper 60s to low 70s. Confidence: Medium


Saturday and Sunday find increasing humidity, partly cloudy skies, slightly hotter temperatures, and an increased risk of thunderstorms. Highs should range in the upper 80s to low 90s with moderate to sometimes higher humidity levels. The 40% risk of scattered thunderstorms is mainly during the afternoon and evening, but we should be wary throughout the period. Like earlier this week, this type of air mass generates slow-moving drenchers. Confidence: Medium

Monday manages more of the same, but with slightly hotter temperatures. Expect highs in the low-to-mid 90s with yet another 40% risk of thunderstorms especially by afternoon as they capi­tal­ize on the heat and humidity of the day. Confidence: Low-Medium

Matt Rogers is a meteorologist and a Petworth resident. He is president and co-founder of Commodity Weather Group in Bethesda, Md., which focuses on weather risks for the energy and agriculture sectors. Like most meteorologists, his passion for weather started extremely early in life and has never let go.


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