Monumental Sunset over the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C.; photo credit Brook Ward
A few light showers or periods of drizzle are possible on Wednesday as a maritime flow moves in off of the cooler Atlantic ocean. Skies will be mainly overcast with highs only reaching the upper 50s north of DC with lower to mid 60s across our southern suburbs.
The image below is from the latest High Resolution NAM model (courtesy TropicalTidbits) showing a few scattered showers or periods of drizzle possible on Wednesday.
The heat returns Thursday and Friday afternoon with highs in the middle 80s and a chance of widely scattered afternoon or evening thunderstorms.
Moderate Drought Conditions Continue
The forecast for the upcoming weekend is trending unsettled Saturday evening through Sunday night as an upper-level low pressure system (image below) will begin to move towards the Deep South. This system has the potential to spawn coastal cyclogenesis (low pressure) early next week but the exact track remains uncertain this far out. Regardless, periods of steady, soaking rain is looking more likely now Saturday night through Sunday night.
Latest Global Forecast Ensemble System (GEFS) showing potential rainfall accumulation through the middle portion of next week: