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The week ahead: General Greatness

Jason Samenow @ 6:00 AM

With the exception of Tuesday and Sunday when an afternoon shower or storm could threaten and today when it will be a bit hot, the coming week looks excellent weatherwise. Most days, temperatures will be average to slightly below average with comfortable humidity levels. Daily details follow...


Forecast Confidence: Very HighVery warm. After a pleasant start, summer heat will make a brief comeback this afternoon. On the backside of the area of high pressure that brought us such a pleasant weekend, winds will turn southerly, and temperatures and dewpoints (and hence humidity levels) will rise under partly to mostly sunny skies. Expect a high near 90, with dewpoints rising to the mid 60s during the afternoon--relatively high compared to what we've had lately -- but not that high in an absolute sense.

You may be need to leave the A/C on overnight. Instead of 50s, we'll have more of what we're used to in August, with lows in the low 70s downtown, and upper 60s in the suburbs.

Week at a Glance

Hottest Day: Today (High of 90)
Coolest Day: Thursday (High of 85)
Dry Days: Today, Wednesday through Saturday
Rain Chances: Tuesday (50%, PM) and Sunday (30%, PM)
The Week's Wild Card: Will a tropical low developing off the Southeast coast affect our forecast? Probably not, but stay tuned.
Climatological Average High/Low: 87-86/69-68

Pictured: Mostly sunny skies make for a great day on Lake Barcroft in Falls Church, VA yesterday. By photographer Ian Livingston.


Forecast Confidence: HighChance PM Showers/T'storms. A weak cold front will approach the area during the afternoon, bringing about a 50/50 chance of showers and t'storms. Otherwise, expect partly cloudy skies and somewhat humid conditions, with highs in the mid to upper 80s.

Overnight, after any showers/t'storms, skies will slowly clear and low temperatures should drop to near 70 downtown and mid 60s in the suburbs.


Forecast Confidence: High-Very HighNice day. With high pressure building in from the northwest, the air will turn drier and a notch cooler. Expect mostly sunny skies, and a high near 85.

Overnight, conditions will be clear and pleasant -- with lows in the upper 60s downtown and 60-65 in the suburbs.


Forecast Confidence: HighLookin' good. High pressure will be centered over New England, directing dry north to northeast winds over the area. Once again, look for mostly sunny skies, comfortable humidity levels and highs in the mid 80s.

Overnight condition should remain pleasant, with mostly clear skies and lows in the upper 60s downtown and 60-65 in the suburbs.


Forecast Confidence: HighJust like Thursday. High pressure will hold tough over eastern New England. Northeasterly winds will keep the air from warming excessively, and highs should once again be in the mid 80s under partly to mostly skies. Overnight conditions will be clear and seasonable, with lows near 70 downtown and 60-65 in the suburbs.


Forecast Confidence: Medium-HighSeasonable, probably dry. High pressure will be offshore, but to our northeast. As the resulting flow should not be strongly southerly but have an easterly component, I'm not expecting a big warmup. The humidity should rise a bit, but temperatures look to be about average -- in the mid to upper 80s. Overnight, it looks to be partly cloudy with lows from near 70 downtown to 60-65 in the suburbs.


Forecast Confidence: Medium-HighPossible PM showers/t'storms. A cold front may approach the region in the afternoon or evening, with a chance of showers and storms. Otherwise, skies should be partly cloudy, with highs in the mid to upper 80s.

Did you catch Andrew Freedman's new Sunday column yesterday? Click here or scroll down.

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