6-Day DC Forecast
Mostly cloudy, warm, scattered showers are possible; especially, to the north and east of the District, maybe a thunderstorm, highs near 80 degrees
Mainly cloudy, mild, good chance for showers, maybe a thunderstorm, lows in the upper 60’s
Mainly cloudy, a tad cooler, more humid, showers are likely; primarily, during the morning hours, maybe a thunderstorm, near 80 degrees
Mainly cloudy, mild, showers and thunderstorms are likely, some of the rainfall can be heavy at times, low-to-mid 60’s
Mainly cloudy, cooler, showers still likely; especially, in the morning, maybe a thunderstorm, mid 70’s
Mainly sunny, pleasant, near 80 degrees
Mainly sunny, nice, low 80's
Mainly sunny, warmer, mid-to-upper 80’s
After a couple of nice and quiet days to start the week, the weather in the Mid-Atlantic region will become unsettled today and for the next couple of days. An upper-level disturbance combined with a nearby surface low pressure system will bring about an increasing chance for showers and thunderstorms beginning today and extending into the late week time period. The weekend, however, has a good chance of turning out quite nice as high pressure will sprawl out across the Northeast US. At the same time, low pressure will try to form near or just off the Southeast coastline, but it looks like the high pressure system will win out around here during both days of the weekend.
Elsewhere, strong upper-level ridging will set up over the Southwest US this weekend and this pattern will bring tremendous heat to portions of that part of the country in the Sunday-Tuesday time period. For example, Phoenix, Arizona could reach 120 degrees by late in the weekend and Death Valley, California has an outside chance to top out at 130 degrees by early next week - a feat not reached there since 1913.
Meteorologist Paul Dorian