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D.C.-area forecast: Weekend rain chances peak today, but it stays showery on Sunday

A somewhat subjective rating of the day’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10.

4/10: Cloudy, muggy, and periodically rainy. Arguably better than the “near 100” of last weekend!


Today: Mostly cloudy. Waves of showers or storms. Highs: 82-87.
Tonight: Showers, especially early. Lows: 68-75.
Tomorrow: Variably cloudy. Showers. Highs: 84-90.

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This weekend is arguably a step up from last weekend, unless you have pool or beach plans. Even with those, at least it’s still warm enough if you want to venture out between rain chances. Temperatures remain rather summer-like into next week, but extra doses of clouds and rain will help keep us from scorching.

Today (Saturday): We could see a few showers in the area as soon as sunrise, although they should be isolated-to-scattered. With time, probably into the midday or early afternoon, rain becomes more likely and more widespread. At least a wave or two of fairly numerous showers should push through the area during the second half of the day. Some storms are a risk as well, and they could be strong to even isolated severe. Heavy rain will be a risk with any activity, and it’s possible we could see a few places with flash flooding if it rains over one area long enough. Highs head mostly for the mid-80s as winds from the southeast blow around 5 to 10 mph. Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: A second or even third wave of showers and storms may pass during the evening, but we should tend to turn drier after sunset. If you’re headed to Billy Joel at Nats Park, 8 p.m. weather is likely to be trending friendlier than during the day. It is possible that storms could march through the region early in the event though, so keep an eye and ear out. A few late-night showers are possible as lows head for the upper 60s to mid-70s. Confidence: Medium-High

Piano Man-cast (Billy Joel at Nationals Park): Showers likely

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Tomorrow (Sunday): Rain threats are likely to be more limited than today, but much of the area still faces the risk at some point during the day. We should see peeks of sunshine at the least, which helps temperatures rise a little higher, toward the mid-80s or near 90. Showers and storms become likely by afternoon. They may remain scattered in nature, but some spots of heavy rain are possible. Winds are from the south and southwest around 5 to 10 mph. Confidence: Medium

Tomorrow night: Showers may linger into the night, especially the first half. Other than that, it’s mild and muggy. Skies end up partly cloudy, with lows ranging from about 70 in the cooler suburbs to the mid-70s downtown. Confidence: Medium


There’s still a frontal zone draped across the region on Monday, and that should help keep us from seeing total sunshine. It might also send a few more showers our way. Anything as far as rain goes seems rather light and scattered for now. There should be enough sunshine to send temperatures well into the 80s to around 90. Confidence: Medium

Coming off lows in the mid-60s to low 70s, slightly drier and cooler air filters in for Tuesday. It’s feeling like summer, but a kinder and gentler version of the season. Partly to mostly sunny skies, and dew points falling perhaps into the low 60s (which isn’t too bad), are coupled with high temperatures mainly in the mid-and-upper 80s. Confidence: Medium