Forecast Last Updated at Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 6:38AM
Just For Dads
There's only so many ways you can spin August heat in June. Actually it's even warmer than our average highs in August. While a stray afternoon thundershower is possible today the weather is pretty awesome for Father's Day. Organized convection is on hold until Wednesday as a frontal boundary reaches northern Virginia and holds for the rest of the week. Once we get there, afternoon thundershowers becomes more common resulting in a return to seasonal temperatures.
Hi: 88 Lo: 65
Afternoon cloud build-ups; Cannot rule out a PM shower; Very warm and muggy; Light wind
Hi: 89 Lo: 66
Partly cloudy; Remaining very warm and humid; Cannot rule out an afternoon shower or thundershower; Light NW wind
Hi: 89 Lo: 67
Partly cloudy; Quite warm and humid; Isolated PM showers & thundershowers; NW wind 5-10 mph
Hi: 86 Lo: 67
Partly cloudy; Widely scattered PM showers & thundershowers
Hi: 83 Lo: 67
More clouds than sun; Scattered showers and thunderstorms in the PM
Friday - Mostly cloudy; Scattered afternoon/evening showers and thunderstorms; High in the lower 80s; Low in the mid 60s
Saturday - Mostly cloudy; Scattered PM showers and storms; High near 80 degrees; Low in the mid 60s
By the time widespread rainfall occurs several days from now we'll actually be feeling a tad parched. The main weather story revolves around and upper level heat ridge that has a firm grip on nearly the eastern half of the nation. Until that ridge flattens out Wednesday we're almost null and void of rain. However, chances aren't zero and any showers that do pop-up will be slow movers and efficient rain-makers.
Once the ridge flattens a slow moving front arrives from the north Wednesday. It becomes oriented from the Virginia coast to the Upper Mississippi Valley and hangs around through next weekend. The hot and generally dry trend is reversed as showers and storms become commonplace Wednesday, but especially Thursday and beyond.
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