An overall great day for outdoor activities here in the DC area: plenty of sun, mostly mild temperatures just below 80°, and low humidity. But with clouds beginning to roll in from the west, and our first Tropical Storm, Andrea, in the Gulf, what’s possibly in store for us the rest of the week? Read on for your week’s end and weekend forecast!
Temperatures will continue to hover at or just below 80°, getting slightly warmer by the weekend.
Thanks to warmer and moist air continuing to be brought up from the Gulf, scattered afternoon thunderstorms and showers are possible both Thursday and Friday. They’ll be mostly to the west of I-81 on Thursday, but some strays further East cannot be ruled out.
Speaking of the Gulf, Tropical Storm Andrea will finally make its way up to our area late Friday. It is not expected to still be classified as a tropical storm by then. Currently the storm is expected to track slightly to our East; it still has a chance to bring us heavy rains and potentially strong winds during that time. It would be wise to keep an eye on updates issued by NOAA’s National Hurricane Center as the potential track has a good chance of changing.
Behind Andrea, showers are still possible Saturday, especially in the morning.
Temperatures will then warm up to the mid-80s under mostly sunny skies on Sunday, before another front passes through the DC Metro on Monday and Tuesday, bringing the chance of more showers and slightly cooler temperatures on Tuesday.