A few isolated showers and storms grazed the area this afternoon, mostly in Virginia and the mountains. Other than that, it turned out to be a mostly cloudy and hot day, with high temperatures reaching into the mid-90s. Skies will continue to clear overnight, leading to about more of the same tomorrow. Read on for the full forecast.
Tomorrow, expect the day to start clear, but clouds to build in much like today in the afternoon. Highs will again reach into the mid-90s. Isolated showers and thunderstorms are also possible in the afternoon, with the majority remaining West of the District. Expect humidity levels to rise in the late afternoon and evening, leading to a very muggy end of the day.
The big story will be Sunday, however. Expect temperatures to remain in the lower- to mid-90s during the afternoon. The Storm Prediction Center out of Norman, OK has the entire DC metro under a slight risk for severe weather Sunday afternoon and evening, as scattered storms are expected to develop ahead of a cold front which will move through overnight. That cold front will bring more showers and storms overnight, and will allow for temperatures to fall down to around normal for early August—the upper-80s.
Rain and thunderstorms will continue into Monday, with most dying out by the afternoon. Things should clear up for the area Tuesday—expect to be under mostly sunny skies with highs hovering around 90°. The chance for scattered afternoon showers and storms returns Wednesday and Thursday as temperatures slowly climb back into the lower-90s.