The D.C. region can expect a mix of sun and clouds throughout Sunday as temperatures climb into the mid to upper 80s.
As Tropical Storm Henri continues to threaten parts of New York state and southern New England, NBC Washington meteorologist Lauryn Ricketts said some of the storm’s outermost bands could brush the WTOP listening area.
Amplifying a risk of storms is an area of low pressure in the upper levels of the atmosphere over Virginia: “With those two things combined, expect some slow moving showers and thunderstorms to develop after lunchtime, although a few spotty ones could be possible prior to noon,” said Ricketts.
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The National Weather Service said radar indicated some of the storms carried wind gusts up to 60 mph and quarter-sized hail.
Ricketts added that there’s a chance of a few showers and thunderstorms into the overnight and through early Monday, too.
“The best chance of some showers and thunderstorms on Monday morning looks to be north and east of D.C. with conditions slowly improving” later in the day, leading to partly sunny skies.
Ricketts forecasts Monday’s temperatures will top out near 90, with humid conditions. Tuesday will deliver “plenty of sunshine,” with temperatures in the low 90s.
She said that while the remainder of the workweek will see temperatures in the low to mid 90s along with sunny skies, there will be some isolated chances of afternoon thunderstorms Wednesday through Friday.
Ricketts expects a cold front will approach the D.C. region Friday into Saturday, and that could bring some showers and thunderstorms for the upcoming weekend as the front may stall.
Sunday night: Widely Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Rain may be heavy at times. Lows upper 60s to lower 70s.
Monday: Partly sunny. A few showers and thunderstorms. Highs upper 80s to lower 90s.
Tuesday: Sunny and hot. Highs in the lower 90s.
Wednesday/Thursday: Mostly sunny, hot and humid with isolated afternoon thunderstorms. Highs in the low to mid 90s.