Stormy, steamy Father’s Day weekend weather for DC area

Those hoping for a pleasant, dry Father’s Day weekend perfect for grilling are probably going to be disappointed with the forecast.

The D.C. area is facing stormy, steamy conditions.

After a sticky and humid Friday, there will be a few lingering showers overnight with temperatures falling into the 60s overnight with a little fog forming as well.

Rain late Friday prompted a flood warning in the City of Fairfax and central Fairfax County in Northern Virginia until 1:15 a.m. Saturday.

“By Saturday, temperatures remain in the low 80s with a few showers during the morning,” Storm Team4 meteorologist Lauryn Ricketts said. “Better chance of widespread storms by the afternoon and continuing into the evening.”

Father’s Day Sunday gets a little more sunshine, but it will still be in the mid-80s and possibly wet.

“There’s about a 30% chance of seeing some showers and thunderstorms popping up during the afternoon,” Ricketts said.

“We enter a typical summer time pattern next week with temperatures in the 90s and daily chance of rain, mainly in the afternoon hours.”


Overnight: Cloudy with patchy fog. Temps in the 60s.

Saturday: Showers and storms possible — a few in the morning but mainly in the afternoon, hot and muggy. Temps in the lower 80s.

Sunday/Father’s Day: Passing showers and storms in the afternoon. Warm and humid.

Monday: Partly Sunny with afternoon storms possible.Temps in the lower 90s.

Power outages

More than 3,000 Pepco customers were without power following heavy rains and thunderstorms in Montgomery County Friday night. Expected power restoration could take until 7 a.m. Saturday.

Will Vitka

William Vitka is a Digital Editor and reporter for He's been in the news industry for over a decade. Before joining WTOP, he worked for CBS News, Stuff Magazine, The New York Post and wrote a variety of books—about a dozen of them, with more to come.

Abigail Constantino

Abigail Constantino started her journalism career writing for a local newspaper in Fairfax County, Virginia. She has a master’s degree in interactive journalism from American University and a master’s degree in English Literature from The George Washington University.

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