TODAY’S DAILY DIGIT
A somewhat subjective rating of the day’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10.
3/10: Really? More rain? Even the gardens are like, ‘thanks, but no thanks.’
Today: Showers likely, a few t’storms, muggy. Highs: Mid-80s to near 90.
Tonight: Chance of evening showers and a storm. Lows: Upper 60s to low 70s.
Tomorrow: Partly sunny, hot. 40% chance of p.m. storms. Highs: Near 90 to low 90s.
FORECAST IN DETAIL
After the second wettest June on record in D.C., it has now rained on 6 of the first 7 days of July (yesterday was the first day of the month with no rain at Reagan National). We’ll almost certainly make that 7 out of 8 today, and shower chances stick around through the weekend, although with lower odds starting Friday.
Today (Wednesday): Here we go again. Occasional showers are likely (70% chance) throughout the day, with the best chance of heavier thunderstorms late this afternoon into early evening (around 4-8 p.m.). A few strong storms are possible with heavy rain, localized flooding and gusty winds. Otherwise, winds are light from the southwest (at 5-10 mph) with very humid highs in the mid-80s to near 90 under partly to mostly cloudy skies. Confidence: Medium-High
Tonight: Showers and a few storms may linger through mid-to-late evening, then should dissipate thereafter. It’s another muggy one as skies stay partly to mostly cloudy and lows drop back to the upper 60s to low 70s. Confidence: Medium-High
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Tomorrow (Thursday): After a slight chance of a morning shower, we’re looking partly sunny and dry through most of the day with hotter highs near 90 to the low 90s. Humidity is a touch lower thanks to a drier breeze from the west at 5-10 mph. But with the heat and an approaching cool front, we do run a 40% chance of a few late-afternoon storms. Confidence: Medium
Tomorrow night: We’ll hold on to a 40% chance of an evening storm, before drier air tries to work in overnight as lows again settle into the upper 60s to low 70s under partly cloudy skies. Confidence: Medium
A LOOK AHEAD
Friday features partly to mostly sunny skies, lower humidity, and highs rising to the upper 80s to near 90. High pressure building in from the Midwest should limit our afternoon and evening shower and storm chances to around 20%. We’re continued less muggy Friday night with lows in the upper 60s to low 70s. Confidence: Medium
The weekend shapes up as a pretty typical one for July. Temperatures stay warm but not excessively hot, with partly sunny skies and highs near 90. Humidity creeps back up toward the moderate range, with just enough moisture around for a 30% chance of a shower or storm each day. Confidence: Medium