No sun until Sunday? A wet, cloudy forecast

It was a soggy Thursday in the D.C. area. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
It was a soggy Thursday in the D.C. area. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
It was a soggy Thursday in the D.C. area. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
It was a soggy Thursday in the D.C. area. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)

WASHINGTON — Rain and clouds took over the D.C. area on Thursday morning, and that isn’t changing anytime soon.

The forecast from NBC Washington says to look for cloudy skies and rain at times through Saturday — maybe even a shower later in the day on Mother’s Day on Sunday — and maybe even past that. Below-normal temperatures will persist as well through the first half of the weekend.

The D.C. area got a solid half-inch to more than 1.5 inches of rain Wednesday, and while the heavy stuff has turned into scattered showers, that’s not the end of it, said Storm Team 4 Meteorologist Amelia Draper: An area of low pressure will swing into the region from the south and west late Friday afternoon into the evening, bringing more rain that will last halfway into Saturday.

Rainfall totals for Thursday. (Courtesy NBC Washington)

The area will dry out Saturday afternoon, but temperatures will stay low. While the average high for this time of year is the mid-70s, highs on Friday and Saturday will be in the low to mid-50s.

It starts to feel more like May on Mother’s Day, when partly sunny skies will take over — though there still could be a chance of a shower, Draper predicted “definitely not a washout.” Temperatures will warm back up to about 70.

The really nice weather won’t start until the next workweek does, naturally. Monday looks to be sunny, with highs around 70, and it’ll only get warmer from there. Draper said the highs on Thursday and Friday could be near 90.

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Chad Merrill

Chad Merrill is a meteorologist and digital weather content producer for WTOP. Prior to joining WTOP, Chad was a meteorologist in the private industry and television. He loves to share his passion with listeners and readers and is eager to hear from anyone who has any weather questions!

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