6:00 AM | Cool front increases the chances for showers and thunderstorms later today

6-Day DC Forecast

Today

Partly sunny, still quite warm, late day showers possible, maybe a thunderstorm, highs in the low-to-mid 80’s

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, mild, showers possible, maybe a thunderstorm, lows near 60 degrees

Wednesday

Mostly cloudy, not quite as warm, a couple of showers still possible and maybe a thunderstorm, upper 70’s

Wednesday Night

Mainly cloudy, mild, maybe a shower or thunderstorm early, upper 50’s

Thursday

Mainly sunny, nice, mid-to-upper 70’s

Friday

Mainly sunny, warm, near 80 degrees

Saturday

Mainly sunny, warm, low 80’s

Sunday

Partly sunny, quite warm, mid 80’s

Discussion

Temperatures climbed well into the 80’s on Monday along the I-95 corridor and the 80’s will likely be reached again today, but the approach of a cool front later in the day will increase the chances for showers and scattered thunderstorms. The cool front will stall nearby on Wednesday and that proximity will keep the shower threat on the table for tomorrow, but nice weather is likely to return for Thursday and Friday - and perhaps even last right through the upcoming weekend. Elsewhere, a slow-moving “tropical-like” system will form this week off the Southeast US coastline and there is a chance that it develops into the first officially-named (Ana) tropical system of the season.