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Forecast for the DC area: Scattered showers today with increased chances of rain through mid-week

A somewhat subjective assessment of that day’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10.

3/10: The worms are out and the grass is coming up, while spells of rain and perhaps a few thunderstorms make for an unpleasant end to the weekend.

  • Today: Partly cloudy, scattered showers. A few hours of thunder? Highs: mid 60s to near 70s.
  • This evening: Cloudy with a persistent rain shower, mist/fog. Lows: Upper 50s to low 60s.
  • Tomorrow: Occasionally sun, chance of showers/storms. Highs: Upper 70s to low 80s.

An unsettled weather pattern continues today and will persist for much of this week. We can expect scattered showers and possibly a few thunderstorms today, with additional rain chances throughout the week as a frontal boundary lingers nearby. Temperatures will gradually rise over the next few days, peaking well into the 80s and approaching 90 degrees on Wednesday.

Today (Sunday): Scattered showers this morning into the afternoon should be heavier than yesterday, with about a quarter inch of rain likely in many places. A few thunderstorms are also possible this afternoon. Highs should be in the mid 60s to near 70 degrees, with mostly cloudy skies and light winds from the southeast. Confidence: medium to high

This evening: Showers should taper off as the evening progresses. But a few persistent showers will remain possible during the evening, with some mist or fog overnight. Skies will remain mostly cloudy with overnight lows in the upper 50s to low 60s. Confidence: medium to high

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Tomorrow (Monday): Still a lot of clouds, but every now and then the sun breaks through. There is a chance of a few showers in the morning, with a chance of a few showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s to low 80s will feel quite warm and somewhat humid. Confidence: average

Tomorrow evening: Partly cloudy, with a chance of some evening showers and thunderstorms. Showers may continue at times overnight, with lows in the low to mid 60s. Confidence: average

A few showers and thunderstorms remain possible Tuesday and Tuesday evening. Highs on Tuesday will reach near 80 to 80 degrees under partly sunny skies, followed by lows on Tuesday evening in the 60s. Confidence: Low-Medium

Prepare for warmer weather Wednesday Highs target the mid 80s to near 90, with partly sunny skies. An isolated shower or storm is possible, especially in the afternoon until the evening. Confidence: low