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Late Spring Weather for Midweek

Matt Ross @ 12:00 AM

A cold front later today will usher in nice spring conditions for midweek. Tonight, DC will see its first overnight low temperature in the 50s in almost 2 weeks.

Today and Tonight

Forecast Confidence: HighPartly Cloudy, Becoming Cooler. Today will be partly to mostly cloudy and seasonable with high temperatures in the low 80s. Clouds and wind will be on the increase in the afternoon as a cold front passes through the region. There is a slight chance of a sprinkle or shower, especially to the west, but most of the region will stay dry. Skies will clear overnight as temperatures drop to the low to mid 50s.


Forecast Confidence: HighSeasonably Cool. Wednesday will be partly sunny and delightful. Afternoon highs will only climb to the mid to upper 70s. Refer to Jason's forecast for the rest of the week and weekend.

After isolated thunderstorms affected the northern suburbs, skies cleared throughout the region yesterday evening, including around Mt. Pleasant, shown above. Picture courtesy of Photographer, Ian Livingston.

Rainfall from Tropical Systems

We occasionally get a situation where wind, storm surge, or tornadoes have the biggest impact on our area from hurricanes or tropical storms. However, the most common impact from tropical cyclone remnants in our area is rainfall and the resultant flooding. While the remnants of Tropical Storm Barry didn't bring any flooding to our region this past weekend, most areas in the city and to the east received a much needed inch or more of rain. Unfortunately, areas to the west didn't fare as well. Dulles Airport(IAD) only received 0.40", bringing its total rainfall since April 15th at just 1 inch.

Former National Weather Service meteorologist and local area resident, Wes Junker, has put together a guide for forecasting rainfall from tropical cyclones. You can see Wes present his thoughts on this subject in person at the Eastern US Weather Conference in Philadelphia just 3 weeks away. There is still time to register, so sign up.

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