DC Forecast for Wed, May 8, 2013


Published on by Jason Fouchard

5day Forecast 5/8/13It’s been a wet and cloudy start to the week as a slow-moving upper-level low pressure system passes through our area.  After a misty Monday and rainy Tuesday, many areas around DC experienced rainfall in excess of 1 inch, with some parts of Virginia being drenched in 4 to 6 inches!  Rainfall totals are not expected to be as high today, but rain will be heavy in isolated locations as scattered storms make their way through the region again this afternoon.  The atmosphere over the area is unstable today, and some of these storms will be strong, and the potential for locally strong wind gusts and hail exists.  Read on past the break for your forecast for the rest of the week

Rain and storms are expected to continue into this evening, tapering off into the overnight hours.

Dense fog is expected to develop after the precipitation passes, and will last through the morning commute tomorrow before dissipating late morning.

Temperatures will be slightly warmer tomorrow, into the mid- to upper-70s under partly sunny skies.  An isolated PM shower or thunderstorm cannot be ruled out.

Friday will see the highest temperatures of the week, into the lower- to mid-80s!  PM thunderstorms are a possibility due to the heat and sun.

The main rain-maker will come through on Saturday in the form of a cold front, which will pass through late Saturday into Sunday.  This will lead to a rainy Saturday afternoon with thunderstorms likely.

Rain will move out Sunday, and will be followed by cooler temperatures hovering only around 70°.

High pressure and sunny skies will overtake the area on Monday and Tuesday, with highs only in the mid- to upper-60s.

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