Weather from NBC Storm Team 4 — Updated 7:51 p.m., July 3, 2015
While the holiday weekend will bring chances for some rain, it will certainly not be a washout. There will be showers Friday night as a low-pressure center rides along a pesky front stalled across Virginia. We do not expect heavy rain, but there will hit-or-miss showers through the night and into Independence Day that will dampen the ground with one to two tenths of an inch of rainfall. Otherwise, we will see considerable cloud cover, with lows near 70 in town and 60s in suburbs.
Despite a wet start to Independence Day, the bulk of the day looks mostly cloudy with highs again near 80. A few communities might see a stray shower or storm in the afternoon or early evening, so we recommend you simply keep a keen eye to the sky — but don’t cancel those outdoor plans. We expect mostly dry conditions for the fireworks Saturday night, with temperatures in the mid-70s between 9 and 10 p.m. Later Saturday night, it will be partly to mostly cloudy, with some patchy fog and lows in the 60s.
Sunday looks like the best day of the weekend! Aside from a bit of patchy fog early, the bulk of the day looks fabulous, with a partly sunny sky and temperatures in the middle 80s. We expect unsettled weather to return by Monday, however, as a new disturbances impacts the region, bringing clouds and the chance of showers and storms.
Have a safe Independence Day weekend!
FRIDAY EVENING: Cloudy with a few showers
Wind: Light, south to east
FRIDAY NIGHT: Scattered showers likely
Lows: Mid-60s to near 70
Wind: Light, southeast to northeast
INDEPENDENCE DAY: Morning showers, then clouds with some sun and 30% chance of a stray afternoon shower or storm
Highs: Near 80
Wind: Northeast to south, 4-8 mph
FIREWORKS FORECAST: Partly to mostly cloudy
Wind: Light south
SUNDAY: Patchy morning fog; otherwise, partly sunny and milder
MONDAY: Mostly cloudy with the chance of showers/storms
Highs: Low to mid-80s
Climate Information from Reagan National Airport:
High/Low Friday: 83º/66º
Precipitation today: 0.00”
Rainfall since June 1st: 13.26” (surplus of 9.10”!)
Normal High/Low: 88º/70º
Record High/Low Friday, 7/3: 101º(1966, 1873, and 1872) / 53°(1918)
Record High/Low Saturday, 7/4: 100º(1919) / 52°(1933 and 1907)
Sunset Friday, 7/3: 8:37 p.m.
Sunrise/Sunset Saturday, 7/4: 5:48 a.m./8:37 p.m.
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