7:00 AM | Much calmer today with less humidity...cool, wet spell for Friday, Saturday, Sunday

6-Day DC Forecast

Today

Mainly sunny, still quite warm, but much more comfortable than yesterday with noticeably lower humidity, highs in the upper 80’s

Tonight

Mainly clear, pleasantly cool, lows near 65 degrees

Thursday

Increasing clouds, warm, chance for late day or nighttime showers and thunderstorms, mid 80’s

Thursday Night

Mainly cloudy, mild, chance for showers and thunderstorms, upper 60’s

Friday

Mostly cloudy, cooler, showers likely and possibly some steadier rain, near 80 degrees

Saturday

Mostly cloudy, cool, showers likely and possibly some steadier rain, mid 70’s

Sunday

Mostly cloudy, cool, showers still possible, mid 70’s

Monday

Partly sunny, cool, chance for showers, upper 70’s

Discussion

A strong cool front passed through the Mid-Atlantic region late yesterday associated with a fresh round of showers and thunderstorms. Although today will remain quite warm, it’ll feel much more comfortable with noticeably lower humidity values. Temperatures will continue to trend downward later in the week and a complex low pressure system setting up near the east coast by the weekend could bring us a spell of cool, wet weather from Friday through the upcoming weekend.

Looking even farther ahead, this late week change to a cooler weather pattern in the Northeast US will stick around as we progress through the first part of July. While we turn cooler in the Northeast and Midwest, the Pacific Northwest will become hot and dry under the domain of a strong upper-level ridge of high pressure. Finally, the sun has had an active few days as a large sunspot region produced a G4-class geomagnetic storm on Sunday and northern lights may be visible again tonight from a second wave of plasma expected to arrive this evening.