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Almost Perfect Summer Saturday

Jason Samenow @ 6:17 AM

We've almost reached the height of summer, and still no days have reached higher than 95. For hot weather haters, the good news is we won't even see 90 this weekend.


Nice Day StampPartly cloudy, comfortable. Cool high pressure at the surface will keep humidity levels low and temperatures below normal. The high today should reach the low 80s. There will be scattered clouds due to low pressure aloft and even an isolated sprinkle (10%) can't be ruled out late in the afternoon. Overnight, skies should clear allowing temperatures to drop into the low to mid 60s downtown, and upper 50s in the suburbs.

See Camden's post from yesterday for a listing of outdoor events.


Forecast Confidence: HighA bit warmer, shower? As the cool high moves offshore and winds become more southerly, temperatures will rise a bit. High temperatures should reach the mid to upper 80s. We'll continue to be under the influence of low pressure aloft, which may help trigger an isolated shower/t'storm or two late in the afternoon or during the evening. (25% chance)

July 4th Storms in Review: Image Essay

Independence Day was accompanied by a line of severe storms which pounded the region from west to east.

This image, showing wind damage in Oakton, was provided by visitor "Sara in Oakton" via our Flickr gallery.

The storms headed east, pounding downtown DC and the Mall area with torrential rain and strong winds. The winds took out a tent that was set up for the 4th festivities. This radar image shows downtown DC bearing the brunt of the storm.

The College Park area was also hit hard by the storm. visitor Chris Blunck took this picture showing a downed tree. Chris recorded 1.31" of rain, a peak rainfall rate of 10.35"/hour and a 20 degree temperature drop. See these additional photos.

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