Starting Friday, D.C. has a chance for rain that runs for almost an entire week.
After six days of this:
You might just be feeling like this:
Starting today, D.C. has a chance for rain that runs for almost an entire week.
The high-pressure zone that was keeping the calm is moving on down the road, leaving the city in the hands of a couple nefarious areas of low pressure. Last night a stationary front was causing showers and scattered thunderstorms over western Maryland, and forecasters were on the alert for possible flash flooding. Now the District's turn is coming up.
Here's a quick look at how the next six days might play out:
Friday: Cloudy but probably no showers for D.C. However, just saying that is tempting the rain gods....
Saturday: Chance of afternoon showers, but only a low risk of a thunderstorm. As of last night, one weather model was indicating a large rainfall during Saturday night.
Sunday into Tuesday: The atmospheric instability jacks up measurably during this period. Chance of thunderstorms on each day. The probability window falls in the afternoon hours, although for this week D.C. is special: There could be a morning thunderstorm if the air gets unsettled enough.
Keeping positive, high temperatures shouldn't dip much below 70 degrees on these days, making this a warm dousing. Keep 'er here for the most current forecasts, live radar and storm alerts.