We’ll see a good chunk of sun to start the day, but clouds are coming towards us this afternoon and evening for a cold front that will bring us more spring-like conditions to start the work week. With that front, there’s a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon and evening, mainly along regions west of the Blue Ridge Mountains, with a better chance for DC to see rain overnight through early Monday.
The region will see about a quarter inch of rain if there is, but if you get caught in a heavier downpour or storm, the amount of rain can range from a half inch to an inch. Sunday to Monday is virtually the only chance of rain until next Saturday.
Cool and dry for Tuesday and Wednesday. The heat returns on Thursday and heads into the weekend with another wave of dangerously hot conditions. Relief may be coming next Sunday, which would be encouraging news for those enduring heat stress.
Here’s an overview of your 7-day forecast:
Sunday: Partly sunny with a chance of a thunderstorm in the west this afternoon. Expect a greater chance of rain tonight and tonight. Highlights will be in the upper 80s and lower 90s.
Monday: Rain starts in the morning, clears up in the afternoon. Highlights will be in the low to mid 80s.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy skies with peaks in the upper 70s and 80s.
Wednesday: Sunny skies. Highlights will be in the low to mid 80s.
Thursday: Our next heat wave begins with peaks in the upper 80s and lower 90s.
Friday: Warm and sunny. Highlights will be in the upper 80s and lower 90s.
Saturday: Chance of thunderstorms with peaks in the upper 80s and lower 90s.
Meteorologist Derek Bowen