Weather from NBC Storm Team 4 — Updated 7:16 a.m., Aug. 5, 2015
After a few morning clouds, clearing and much more refreshing air will enter our region. High pressure will continue to build in through Wednesday night, with daytime highs today making it to around 90 degrees. With a stalled frontal boundary to the south and high pressure to the north, winds will pick up slightly Wednesday afternoon, bringing in a very comfortable breeze. Overnight, expect clear to partly cloudy skies, with temperatures falling into the 60s.
Clouds will increase quickly Thursday, as the stalled frontal boundary to our south starts to nudge north. An area of low pressure will also begin to make its move out of the Midwest along the front into the mid-Atlantic. Right now, the low tracks a little south and it doesn’t looks quite as strong as originally forecast. That brings rain starting Thursday evening to areas south of D.C. from the west to the east. If the low moves a little further north, then everybody will have a chance at some rain.
Rain chances for everybody will increase as we head through the overnight Thursday into Friday morning; the low looks to strengthen slightly as it moves through the mid-Atlantic. Showers will linger on Friday, finally clearing out by the time we get to Saturday. Temperatures for this period will stick in the lower to mid-80s. High pressure builds in for the weekend, with temperatures remaining in the 80s.
WEDNESDAY: Gorgeous! Sunny with low humidity
Highs: 80s to around 90 in DC
Wind: NW 5-10 mph
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear to partly cloudy, wonderful
Winds: NW 5-10 mph
THURSDAY: Clouds increasing early, rain chances late in the day; cooler
Highs: Lower to mid-80s
Winds: NE 3-5 mph
FRIDAY: Lingering showers wrapping up; cool and cloudy
Highs: Lower to mid-80s
SATURDAY: Partly cloudy, turning mostly sunny
High/Low Yesterday: 96º/76º
Normal High/Low: 88º/71º
Record High/Low DC for Wednesday: 102º (1930)/ 69º (1925)
Sunrise: 6:13 a.m. | Sunset: 8:15 p.m.
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