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Wet, Wild & not Wonderful

A. Camden Walker @ 4:40 AM

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for most of the metro area from 8pm tonight through tomorrow evening. See details in the Current Watches and Warnings box above.

Forecast: Feels Floridian

Great. Heavy rain overnight has only added to our Florida-like mugginess today! From the 70° starting point, we'll near our high of 87 by mid-day. A couple spots may see 90, but clouds will filter the sunshine over most of the metro area. Heat indices in the mid 90s are possible. Thanks to a cold front in the vicinity, t-storms seem likely (65% chance), especially from about 2:30pm on.
Forecast Confidence: High

Last night's lightning, by photographer Kevin Ambrose.

airmass thunderstorms may popTonight will be at least cloudy, but probably stormy too. Let's hope for rain, so as to allow for a low temperature at or below 72. Suburbs will fall into the 60s a little more easily, of course, regardless of rain.

Saturday & Sunday: Still Summery

airmass thunderstorms may popSaturday's cloudiness will keep it slightly cooler, a high only into the lower 80s. However, dewpoints will still be high, so count on our usual summer stickiness. Rain gear would be advisable, since we still will not have kicked our current afternoon-thunderstorm (broken record) pattern. But, yes, we need the rain.

Graphic courtesy AccuWeather.

Sunday is more of the same. 70° for a morning low (urban areas) and 80° may be as high as we get for an afternoon high under cloudy skies. Perhaps mugginess will decrease later in the day, but not before -- you guessed it -- heavy rain from thunderstorms. Watch for updates since the cold front will be close-by and possibly stirring up "T-rouble."

Booz Allen Classic

Today in Potomac, weather will be generally cloudy and muggy, but rain should hold off for all morning tee times. Drink plenty of fluids and watch the sky for developing storms starting around mid-afternoon. The fairway will be a little damp, but I believe the heaviest rain skirted the area overnight so that the greens won't be all that soft this morning.

Weekend Activities

Classic summer weather sets the stage as our budding regional baseball rivalry takes the field in Baltimore this weekend. The forecast for tonight's game can found in NatCast below. Just like tonight, Saturday and Sunday could be damp. Saturday's late afternoon start (4:35 pm) will be warm, around 80°. Sunday's first pitch (1:35 pm) could be slightly cooler, around 78°, but just as muggy. Rain is most likely each day after 3:00pm. Check back over the weekend for updated NatCasts.

Booz Allen Classic

For the third round on Saturday, tee offs in the morning shouldn't be a problem. Your sweating will be profuse, because of humidity, so dress in light clothing to deflect the sun somewhat. There is a moderate chance of afternoon storms, but HEAVY RAIN POSSIBLE ON SUNDAY has me most concerned. Stay alert for thunder-- indicating lightning is close enough to the fairway to suspend play. Golfers who can finish their rounds by 2pm or 3pm have the best chance at completion.

Dave Matthews Band
SATURDAY, 7pm, at Nissan Pavilion

Watch out for rain on your drive out toward Gainsville. It will be muggy, so be sure to wear shorts. I don't expect anything severe enough to cancel the concert ... that's the good news, right?

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