DC Forecast for Tue, Aug 7th, 2012


Published on by Jason Fouchard

5day Forecast Graphic for 8/7/12

It was a fairly calm day over most of the DC area, with temperatures hovering around 90°.  However, there was still enough heating and instability to cause a few isolated storms–including one in Southern Maryland around 6pm which spawned a confirmed waterspout over the Patuxent River.  No damage has been reported from that very small, yet strong and tornadic cell.  And more severe weather is in the forecast–read on for more!

Tomorrow will be much like today: temperatures will hover around, or just above 90°, with the sun shining brightly over most of the area.  It should be a nice day for outdoor water activities if you want to enjoy some time in the pool before it’s too late–Autumn is approaching fast! Due to heating from the sun, and further instability, more isolated showers and thunderstorms, like today, are possible for Wednesday afternoon.  Thursday will bring a higher chance of more organized thunderstorms in the afternoon, although they should still remain scattered.  The high will remain around the same.

Friday becomes more interesting weather-wise, as a low pressure system begins to approach the area from the west.  Strong, potentially severe thunderstorms will occur across the DC area Friday afternoon and evening ahead of the front.  The front should pass slowly overnight Friday into Saturday, bringing with it continued rain showers into Saturday.  It will also bring cooler air from the north for Saturday and the beginning of next week, with high temperatures only reaching into the mid-80s, and lows reaching down into the 60s.

Next week will start pleasant, with the sun overhead, minimal cloud cover, and cooler, more comfortable temperatures for outdoor activities.

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