From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Weather Forecast: Rain Train Continues

July 1, 2013 - 09:45 PM
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Gulf moisture continues to stream in from the south keeping rain chances in the forecast over the next few days.

Tonight:
Mild muggy with an isolated shower possible.
Lows: Upper 60s to lower 70s
Wind: S 5-15 mph
Tuesday:
Partly sunny, warm, and humid with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Highs: Lower 80s
Wind: S 5-15 mph
Wednesday:
Partly sunny, warm and humid with a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Highs: Middle 80s
Wind: S 5-15 mph


The weather pattern is locked in place, for now. High pressure over the Western Atlantic and low pressure over the Midwest are stationary. So, the local weather will remain the same until the high pressure slowly shifts westward toward the mid-Atlantic Coastline.

This will make the high pressure ridge more dominant by weeks’ end and the weekend. But it will not end the threat of rain. And on top of that, it will cause warmer temperatures. So as the daily rain chances drop a bit, daily high temperatures will climb a bit. It will be a very warm and humid pattern. The weather pattern described above is pulling a deep moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and Tropical Atlantic. Even though there are only scattered showers in this pattern, it feels oppressive warm and humid and looks like the sky is ready to let loose at just about any moment. This pattern is certainly not typical of early July. In Florida…this is a typical typical, in our area, not so much.

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