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Midweek Weather a Mirror Image

Dan Stillman @ 12:05 AM

Remember how the week started, with a rainy and dreary Monday but sunny Tuesday? Just reverse the order and that's what you'll get for today and tomorrow ...

Forecast First

Today: Partly sunny with highs in the mid 70s. Clouds increase late in the day ahead of the next weather system, and some spots stand a slight chance of an evening shower. Tonight: The chance of showers increases during the overnight hours, as lows drop into the low 60s in town, upper 50s in the burbs.

Tomorrow: If we had a bad day stamp, tomorrow would probably receive it. It looks like a cloudy and generally rainy day, with thunderstorms possible in the late afternoon and evening. High temps will struggle into the mid 60s. Tomorrow night: Mostly cloudy with lingering showers and a low in the mid-to-upper 50s.

Friday: A much nicer day as skies turn partly sunny, but still a chance of an isolated afternoon or evening shower. Highs around 70. Friday night: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of a shower and lows in the low-to-mid 50s.

The weekend: A tricky squeeze play puts us between a stationary front parked to our north and another developing low-pressure system approaching from the west. The combination should give us a partly cloudy weekend with a chance of showers and highs in the mid 60s to near 70. Saturday does not look to be a washout, but the jury is still out on Sunday. Saturday night's low will bottom out near 50.

T-Minus 3 Weeks to Hurricane Season

Hurricane hype is ramping up ahead of the tropical season, which begins June 1. With an active season predicted, it's not just the Gulf Coast and Florida that are receiving warnings. New Yorkers are also being urged to think about how they would react if a hurricane takes aim on them.

We sit in a somewhat fortunate position here in Washington, in that any hurricane striking the MidAtlantic coast would be weakened by the time it reaches the metro area, though significant winds and damage are still possible, especially if a storm were to track up the Chesapeake Bay.

Pictured: Current sea surface temperatures in parts of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico are approaching or surpassing 79 degrees, the value typically required for hurricane formation. Courtesy Weather Underground.


Get this: The water in a well in southwestern Virginia shakes when an earthquake occurs on the other side of the world.

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