This Afternoon: Partly Sunny, Stray Showers, Warm
Highs: 75-80 | Wind: W 10-15
Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, T'storms Possible
Lows: 52-60 | Rain: 30% Chance
Monday: Partly Sunny, Isolated PM Showers
Highs: 76-80 | Wind: W 10-15, Gusts to 25
It was a remarkably comfortable Saturday in the Nation's Capital with highs only in the low to mid 70s, plenty of sunshine and pleasantly cool, dry air. If you ventured into a pool, you were likely chilled when you got out as dew points had plummeted to the low 40s from the very sticky 70s on Friday.
Weak high pressure will continue to give us mostly clear skies for much of Sunday, but look for increasing amounts of cloudiness this afternoon as an upper level disturbance moves east from the midwest. A few showers and even a thunderstorm are possible as the system draws closer. The slow progression of that low pressure center will keep a fair amount of cloudiness and threats of showers through much of the coming week. Daytime highs in the low to mid 70s should rise by week's end when temperatures closer to 80 and mostly sunny skies return.
The extent of Friday 's dramatic weather was revealed by the National Weather Service late Saturday night. Their tally of destruction included 10 confirmed tornadoes, including two in the Damascus area, another near Fort Meade and one in the Springdale area of Prince George's County. Those twisters, along with numerous flash floods, severe thunderstorms and outbreaks of large hail made for one of the most dangerous weather days in recent memory.