What a beautiful close to a beautiful week – with warm sunshine and not enough humidity to worry about! Most of us maxed out within a couple degrees of 80.
The balance of the weekend is nice too, but a cold front brings a period of much-needed rain – possibly heavy – late afternoon Saturday into Saturday night. Sunshine returns Sunday.
Through Tonight: A pretty ideal evening for outdoor patio dining or a long stroll. Temperatures slowly fall back through the 70s, with a soft, gentle southerly breeze (5-10 mph). Overnight lows range from near 60 in the cooler suburbs to the mid-60s downtown.
Saturday and Saturday night: Increasing clouds in the morning, but it should remain dry, with pleasant temperatures climbing into the 70s. Low rain chances begin around 2 p.m. (30 percent) but we could well stay dry until 4 or 5 p.m., when chances increase to 60 percent.
Rain is most likely (70 percent chance) between about 6 p.m. and 1 a.m. A thunderstorm (perhaps with a strong wind gust or two) is also possible with locally heavy rain. Rainfall totals should generally be around half an inch, but some local 1″+ totals are possible. Saturday night’s low temperatures are in the upper 50s to low 60s.
Sunday: Skies gradually clear in the morning and it becomes sunny and breezy. Highs are in the low-to-mid 70s with winds from the northwest at 10-20 mph.
Pollen: Tree and grass counts are LOW, weed and mold spore counts are LOW-MODERATE.
NWS Spotter training at the Washington Post: A reminder that you can get trained to be a National Weather Service spotter and join our Capital Weather Watchers program next Wednesday, September 25, at the Washington Post – from 7-9:30 p.m. Follow this link for more information and to register: Join the Capital Weather Watchers program; free NWS Skywarn Spotter training