D.C. Forecast: Rain to Ease Drought with Notable Impact Today


Washington DC’s rainfall deficit finally easing off

Washington DC is finally getting some much-needed rainfall, as light showers and thunderstorms are expected throughout the week. This marks a positive shift for the region, which has been experiencing drought conditions for an extended period.

A showery morning and rainy afternoon are predicted for Wednesday, followed by steadier rain throughout the evening. This rain will help make a dent in the region’s drought, as some areas are set to receive around two inches or more of rain by Monday. While this amount falls short of the eight to ten inches needed to return to normal levels, it’s a good start for the drought-stricken region.

Forecast for the rest of the week

The week is set to see cloudy skies and intermittent showers, with the heaviest rain falling on Wednesday. Temperatures will remain relatively cool, ranging from mid-60s to near 70. The showers will continue on Thursday, becoming more scattered and intermittent throughout the day. Highs should reach the 70s, with a steady yet lighter breeze from the east.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue at times through Friday and Saturday. The partly to mostly cloudy skies will persist, with highs reaching the upper 70s to mid-80s during both days, as well as Friday night and Saturday night lows in the upper 60s to near 70.

On Sunday, there is still a chance of showers and thunderstorms, but they may be less numerous than Friday and Saturday. With more breaks in the clouds, temperatures are expected to trend warmer, with highs reaching the mid-80s to near 90, and still somewhat humid conditions.

Read More of this Story at www.washingtonpost.com – 2023-06-21 12:09:39

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