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Storm Team4 Forecast: Rainy Monday, Chance of Thunderstorms

Here's the weather for today and forecast for the Washington, D.C. area

NBC Universal, Inc. Storm Team4 Meteorologist Chuck Bell has the forecast for Monday and the days ahead.

Here are 4 Things to Know About the Weather

  1. Grab the Umbrella
  2. After Today: Dry Week Ahead
  3. Cool, Comfy Tuesday
  4. 90s Back by Thursday

A cold front will pass through the area today bringing a likelihood of midday showers before a brief drop in the heat and humidity. Skies will turn cloudy this morning and rain will reach the Interstate 81 corridor by mid/late morning and the D.C. Metro area around noon. No heavy rain or severe weather is expected but a rumble or two of thunder is not out of the question. Rainfall amounts will be generally less than 1/4" so you will be right back to watering your lawn and garden after today.

Temperatures will only be able to reach the low/mid 80s before the rain arrives. The cold front will be through Metro D.C. by 6 p.m. so your outdoor activities (especially North & West of DC) should stay dry. Skies will clear out quickly this evening and temperatures will drop into the 50s/low 60s by Tuesday morning. 

Both Tuesday and Wednesday will be gorgeous summer days - cooler and less humid than average. Dry weather will continue all the way into the weekend with a warming trend. Most areas will be back in the 90s for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Rain chances start to increase by Sunday and will continue into the 4th of July holiday.

TODAY:
Mostly Cloudy
Midday Showers Likely
Some Thunder Possible
Wind: Southwest 5-15 mph
Chance Of Rain: 80%
HIGHS: 80° - 85°

TONIGHT:
Rain Ending Early
Overnight Clearing
Turning Less Humid
Wind: Northwest 5-10 mph
Chance Of Rain: 20%
LOWS: 56° - 64°

TUESDAY:
Sunny Morning
Some Afternoon Cloudy
Delightfully Mild
Wind: North 5-10 mph
Chance Of Rain: 0%
HIGHS: 78° - 82°

WEDNESDAY:
Sunny
Seasonably Warm
Low Humidity
Wind: Southwest 5-10 mph
Chance Of Rain: 0%
HIGHS: 82° - 88°

THURSDAY:
Sunny
Seasonably Hot
Not Too Humid
Wind: Variable 4-8 mph
Chance Of Rain: 0%
HIGHS: 86° - 92°

Average Hi 88° Low 71°
Sunrise 5:45 Sunset 8:37

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