7:00 AM | Shower/thunderstorm threat increases later today and likely to be widespread on Thursday...weekend looking iffy

6-Day DC Forecast

Today

Partly sunny, hot and humid, chance for late afternoon showers and thunderstorms, highs near 90 degrees

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, mild, chance for showers and thunderstorms, lows near 70 degrees

Thursday

Mostly cloudy, not nearly as hot, showers and thunderstorms likely, some of the rain can be heavy, near 80 degrees

Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy, chance for evening showers and thunderstorms, turning cooler late with lows in the low-to-mid 60’s

Friday

Partly sunny, cooler and less humid, low 80’s

Saturday

Partly sunny, comfortable temperatures, chance for showers and thunderstorms late or at night, upper 70's

Sunday

Mostly cloudy, cool, showers likely and maybe a thunderstorm, mid 70’s

Monday

Partly sunny, comfortable, mid-to-upper 70’s

Discussion

High pressure will lose control of our weather later today as a frontal system closes in on the Mid-Atlantic region. This frontal system will bring us much-needed rainfall with an increasing chance for showers and thunderstorms from later this afternoon through tonight and then the likelihood of widespread showers and thunderstorms on Thursday. Following the front, cooler and less humid air will arrive on Friday and will last through the weekend. The weekend is looking somewhat questionable, however, as a Midwestern disturbance could cause showers around here later Saturday and especially during the day on Sunday.

Video

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