Hot and humid Sunday may give way to thunderstorms across DC region

The hot and cloudy Sunday afternoon is set to take a turn, as rain and possible thunderstorms creep their way into the D.C. area overnight.

As the high pressure system that was centered over the region moved offshore, it welcomed a cold front from the west that will bring clouds and rainy weather. There is a slight chance of thunderstorms Sunday evening with a 20% chance rain overall, according to the National Weather Service.

The cold front is expected to come into our listening area overnight, just in time for the Monday morning commute. Drivers should be ready for rain and isolated thunderstorms.

Early Sunday night, parts of the area were already seeing light, scattered showers as additional rain and thunderstorms approach from the west.

Rain will continue into Monday afternoon, ending late in the day and gradually clearing up Monday night.

As for the afternoon rainstorms we were warned about for Sunday, they mostly remained near the Interstate 81 corridor and west of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

As rainstorms turn toward the area overnight, it will remain hot, however. Sunday evening will see lows in the lower 70s and Monday, even with the showers, may pass the 90 degree mark.

“It will continue to feel more like late July than late June (Sunday),” Storm Team 4 meteorologist Clay Anderson said.


TONIGHT: Cloudy skies. Showers or possible thunderstorms move in overnight. Temps in the low 70s.

MONDAY: Rain Showers and isolated afternoon thunderstorms. Humid. Highs in the upper 80s to low 90s.

TUESDAY: Cloudy skies clearing late. Cooler. Rain and thunder. Highs near 80.

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Lauren Hamilton

Lauren Hamilton is an Associate Producer at WTOP and a graduate of the University of Maryland. She enjoys covering the intersection of arts, culture and social justice in local communities. She began as an intern with WTOP in the summer of 2021.

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