From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Forecast: A soggy Sunday before a sizzler of a week

June 23, 2013 - 12:12 PM
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Look for scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout the day with some heavy downpours.  Highs on this humid Sunday should reach the low 80s.  Hotter temperatures arrive tomorrow.

This Afternoon:
Scattered Showers & T'Storms, Humid
Highs: 81-85
Rain: 80% Chance
Showers Possible, Patchy Fog
Lows: 65-72
Rain: 40% Chance
Mostly Sunny & Hot, PM Storm Poss.
Highs: 88-92
Heat Index: Low 90s

Will today's scattered showers make for a Sunday washout?  And will there be any relief from the coming heat wave? 

After Saturday's summer perfection of sparkling skies and comfortable warmth, today is suffering by comparison.  Mostly cloudy skies, higher humidity, and rain have conspired to make for a less than attractive day. Heavy rain fell throughout the morning, especially in Northern Virginia, the District, and Montgomery County.  0.46 inches were measured at Reagan National,, 1.52 inches at Falls Church, and over 1.6 inches in Arlington.  Yet more rain and thunderstorm activity is possible this afternoon as highs reach into the lower 80s.

Scattered showers are possible in the overnight hours with areas of patchy fog forming before dawn.  Monday will be the start of a rather sizzling week with partly sunny skies and highs around 90.  With a Bermuda High pumping in increasingly warmer air, the coming week will bring the hottest readings of the year.  Wednesday and Thursday could see highs in the low to mid 90s with heat indices in the mid to upper 90s.  Thunderstorms could provide some temporary relief from the heat, especially later in the week.  

NOTE: Despite this very wet month, the past few dry days had put the DC area back into a rainfall deficit for the year ( a mere 0.04 inches, but a deficit nonetheless!). This morning's nearly half an inch of rain at Reagan National however, has put us back in the black!

Enjoy your Sunday and the sight of the "Supermoon," the largest and closest moon we'll see all year. 

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