NowScattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon have been associated with a stationary front taking up residence just south of the Potomac Valley. At mid afternoon, a broken line of these showers extended from I-66 just east of the Blue Ridge southeastward across Fauquier and Stafford Counties into southern Charles County. Another very small, but locally intense, cell popped up just inside the Beltway north of Springfield. None of these were showing much sign of wanting to move anywhere, except slightly south, so a few places will receive moderate to heavy downpours, while many others will remain dry.
Tonight and TomorrowScattered showers and thunderstorms will be concentrated well south and west of the Beltway through this evening, although an isolated storm could pop up just about anywhere else. Lows will be in the upper 70s in town, mid 70s in most other places. Tomorrow will be continued humid with hazy sunshine and highs in the upper 80s; the chance of showers or thunderstorms is 40%.
For the extended outlook and suggested weekend activities, see Camden's post below.
Tropical TopicsThe tropical Atlantic remains much quieter than last year at this point, but the advent of Hurricane Bud in the eastern Pacific earlier this week prompted this bit of Weather Channel humor: "Can Weiser be far behind?"
Have a great weekend, and stay cool responsibly!