Wet conditions continue but sunshine coming on Memorial Day

Driving around the city during rain.(Getty Images/iStockphoto/Abhishek Desai)

The Memorial Day holiday weekend started off dreary as rain continues to move through the D.C. region. But it won’t be raining the whole weekend and there’s some sunshine expected for Memorial Day.

National Weather Service meteorologist David Roth says the D.C. area will start off the weekend in the low 50s but it’s not going to stay like that.

“This may be the last time that we have daytime temperatures in the 50s until September or October, so I’m actually enjoying this but it’s not like the whole weekend is going to be like this here. Further northeast maybe,” said Roth.

After a rainy day Saturday, showers will continue to push through the area Sunday.

“While it won’t be raining the whole time, expect occasional showers, plenty of clouds and breezy conditions with wind gusts up to 25 mph out of the northeast,” said NBC Washington meteorologist Lauryn Ricketts.

Sunday is going to get back into the upper 50s with periodic showers, Ricketts said.

The rain and clouds will push out by daybreak on Memorial Day and it will be sunny with temperatures in the low to middle 70s, which is still below the average temperature of 80.

Then it’s back into the middle to upper 70s on Tuesday with partly sunny skies.

But next week is expected to be rainy as well in the afternoon, slowly warming up into the 80s.

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Sunday: Periodic showers, cloudy, chilly and breezy. Highs: Upper 50s.

Monday/Memorial Day: Mostly sunny. Milder and more comfortable. Highs: Low to middle 70s.

Tuesday: Partly sunny and mild. Highs: Middle to upper 70s.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Valerie Bonk

Valerie Bonk started working at WTOP in 2016 and has lived in Howard County, Maryland, her entire life. She's thrilled to be a reporter for WTOP telling stories on air. She works as both a television and radio reporter in the Maryland and D.C. areas. 

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