Today’s daily digit

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

3/10: The heat is cruel, as 90s rule, so find a place to keep cool.

Express forecast

  • Today: Partly sunny and humid. Highs: 92-96
  • Tonight: Showers/thunderstorms likely. Lows: 68-74
  • Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy, showers likely with a few p.m. thundershowers. Highs: 82-86

Forecast in detail

Today is another scorcher, but we might escape highs in the 90s on Friday and through the weekend. An upturn in showers and thunderstorms starts tonight and threatens to stay through the weekend. Much of the area has the potential to pick up 1 to 2 inches of rain, possibly more. Even with the clouds and rain, it will be plenty warm and incessantly humid.

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Today (Thursday): Abundant sunshine allows heat to build up quickly. Clouds are likely to start popping up in the afternoon but not before highs hit the low to mid-90s. Humidity is on the uncomfortable side with dew points near 70. Winds are light from the southwest. Confidence: High

Tonight: Showers and thundershowers could arrive by evening and continue, at times, through the night with some locally heavy downpours possible. Winds are generally light and lows are mainly in the upper 60s to lower 70s. Confidence: Medium

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Tomorrow (Friday): Scattered showers and storms are a threat through the day, but there are also likely to be considerable dry intervals. The clouds and rain hold highs to the lower to mid-80s. Humidity remains on the high side with dew points still around 70. Breezes are minimal. Confidence: Medium

Tomorrow night: Clouds remain abundant, but showers are much more isolated in nature. Overnight lows are mainly in the upper 60s to lower 70s. Confidence: Medium

A look ahead

Saturday should start out on the sunny side, but clouds are expected to pop up by midday. Scattered showers and a few thundershowers are likely to develop by afternoon but may focus more south of Washington and are probably less numerous than Friday. Highs should creep up to the mid- to upper 80s, making relatively high humidity less than kind. Scattered showers and thundershowers linger into the night, probably hampering chances of seeing the moon, Saturn and Jupiter trio in the southeast in the evening. Lows remain in the upper 60s to lower 70s. Confidence: Medium

Showers and thundershowers remain possible Sunday, most likely in the late afternoon and evening. Warmer air edges in from the south, pushing highs into the upper 80s in much of the area with some spots potentially reaching 90. Overnight lows are mainly in the low to mid-70s. Confidence: Medium

Monday gets complicated with a cold front approaching from the west and Tropical Storm Isaias moving up from the south. Even if Isaias stays offshore, we’ll have a chance of afternoon storms with highs in the mid- to upper 80s. Confidence: Medium