Short Term Forecast:
Scattered thunderstorms may break out this afternoon across the DC Area mainly between 4pm and 6pm aided by the heat and humidity as well as a trough axis moving east from the Blue Ridge mountains.
The upcoming weekend looks relatively quiet with a mix of clouds and sunshine region wide and a few scattered showers or storms possible mainly across our southwestern zones (on Saturday afternoon). The most noticeable event this weekend will be the significant difference in temperatures from northeastern Maryland to northern Virginia as a backdoor cold front slides southwest through the region on Saturday afternoon.
Big Changes Next Week:
A pattern change is in store for the upcoming work week as we shift away from warm weather to cooler temperatures and the threat of rain.
The image above (courtesy Pivotal Weather) shows several areas of low pressure impacting the weather across the Mid-Atlantic beginning Monday and potentially lasting through Thursday.