A somewhat subjective rating for today’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10.
3/10: Uncle cries because we have had enough; More rain may be the main pain.
- today: Rain, rain evening. Heights: 64 to 69.
- Tonight: Intermittent cloudy mist. Dips: 55 to 60.
- tomorrow: Cloudy, drizzle possible. Heights: 65 to 70.
The second wettest May in Washington over the past decade needs no help, but here we are again with more periods of rain and drizzle in the next few days. Memorial Day weekend should bring warm air and sunny skies, but the dry outlook is still far from locked.
today is Tuesday): Rain is falling this morning with the most steady activity south and east of the city. The rain should wane to light showers or drizzle by this afternoon as hikes struggle to reach the mid-60s. The extra precipitation is mostly less than 0.25 inches, although our far south could pick up a bit more. Light winds from the east at 5 to 10 mph. Confidence: Medium
Tonight: Constant low pressure keeps clouds and cool marine air in place, with patches of drizzle and light showers present. The dips range from the mid-1950s to about 60 years old with light winds from the east and northeast. Confidence: Medium
tomorrow is Wednesday): Sticky clouds persist thanks to the low pressure off the east coast amid cool east breezes (5 to 10 mph). Intermittent drizzle or light rain is still possible. Highs are again cooler than usual from the mid-1960s to nearly 70. Confidence: Medium
Tomorrow night: Overcast skies as lows settle in the 1950s to lows in the 1960s. A light mist or shower is still possible. Confidence: Medium
Thursday It is characterized by low coastal pressure moving away and a new low pressure area from the Midwest moving. Thursday morning could see some partly sunny breaks before we’re gone again in the afternoon with scattered rain or possible storms. Provided the warm front is able to push through the area, the highs should bounce back to the mid-70s to about 80. There’s an outside chance that we’ll be left with clouds and cold. The possibility of rain and storms increasing Thursday night under overcast skies with lowest levels during the 1960s. Confidence: Medium
Friday It features more rain and thunderstorms under mostly cloudy skies and highs around the 70s to 80s. We may control some partial clearings later in the day. Some clouds may continue Friday night with lows in the 1950s to lows in the 1960s. Confidence: Medium
The Memorial Day Weekend Prepare to take advantage of sunny skies and seasonal to warm temperatures each day. Highs near 80 on Saturday should head lower to the mid-80s on Sunday with the mid-80s likely from the mid-80s by Monday’s holiday. Low prices should range every night during the 60’s amid partly cloudy skies. One potential wrinkle is that some computer model projections turn off low pressure on Thursdays and Fridays near the East Coast over the weekend, keeping them cooler and wetter. We will monitor this situation closely. Confidence: Low – Medium
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