DC Forecast for Wed, Aug 8, 2012

 

Published on by Jason Fouchard

Forecast Graphic for 8/8/12

The area woke up to mostly cloudy skies today thanks to a stationary front sitting over Southern Maryland and Virginia.  However, the sun did show itself eventually, especially further away from the front north of I-95 where cloud cover broke throughout the day.  That heating from the sun led some isolated showers and thunderstorms to pop up in some of our northern counties.  We’ll have to get through some more storms and rain (although we need it!), before we get into some dryer, cooler weather.  Read on for the full forecast!

Thursday will be similar to today, with the area under mostly cloudy skies with some breaks of sun.  Temperatures will be in the lower-90s, with the afternoon bringing scattered PM Storms through most of the area.

This is all ahead of a frontal system which will push through late Friday evening.  Storms will move into the area Friday afternoon ahead of the front, and due to the amount of instability coupled with the uplift from the front, some could turn severe.  The Storm Prediction Center out of Norman, OK has the entire DC metro under a slight risk for severe weather Friday, with the main threat being strong winds.

The showers and storms will continue overnight into Saturday, trickling off in the afternoon.  Behind the front, slightly cooler, arguably more nice temperatures will move into our area, with the high temperature only reaching into the mid-80s Saturday, and upper 80s Sunday and Monday.  Sunday continues to look like a great day to plan for outdoor activities, with a high pressure system over the area, leading to sunny and warm conditions.

The chance for highly isolated PM storms returns Monday, with more widespread showers possible Tuesday, as temperatures climb back to the above-normal lower 90s by Wednesday.


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