The official high at Reagan National Airport on Sunday was 91 degrees, but it was the last day of the latest heat wave. The new workweek will feature some of the most comfortable weather the area has had recently.
WASHINGTON — The official high at Reagan National Airport on Sunday was 91 degrees, but it was the last day of the latest heat wave. The new workweek will feature some of the most comfortable weather the area has had recently.
The cold front, which sparked the thunderstorms and heavy rains, was part of a total pattern change across North America. For several days in a row, the region will have seasonable temperatures — close to area averages — and much more comfortable humidity levels. Overall, it looks like a fantastic weather pattern for outdoor plans.
Road and rail crews will get a lot of cooperation from this pattern and a lack of rain, plus comfortable conditions during the day and at night. The weather will be ideal for the Nationals/Orioles series both at Nationals Park and at Camden Yards.
Hotter temperatures and higher humidity will return before the weekend, but it does not look like it will be too extreme. The next chance for thunderstorms won’t be until it gets more humid again Thursday and Friday with the best chance being along a weak cold front, which will pass through possibly as early as Thursday, but most likely Friday.
Daily weather highlights
• Lots of fair weather cumulus clouds moving from northwest to southeast but overall mostly sunny
• A bit of a breeze
• Humidity dropping during the day
• High temperatures stay in the low 80s
• Near total sunshine
• Almost as good as it gets in August
• Temperatures warm back up a little bit above average, but not too hot
• Humidity still at relatively comfortable levels
• More fair weather clouds as the high begins to move away
• Humidity creeps back up to “sticky” levels
• High temperatures get closer to 90 again
• Lots of high level clouds
• Slim chance of a shower or thunderstorm late in the day
• Feeling hot and a bit muggy again
• Could get into low 90s for highs
• Good chance for scattered showers or thunderstorms but timing and coverage still uncertain
NOTE: The WTOP Workweek Weather Blog is intended as an in-depth yet plain language summary of the business week’s weather potential in the D.C. area along with an explanation of the contingencies and uncertainties that exist at the time of publication. For the latest actual Storm Team 4 Forecast, check out WTOP’s weather page.