Get ready for a day of summer heat and humidity in the Washington, DC area before a cold front sets in for the weekend of heavy rains, storms, and sweater weather.
Soak in shorts for as long as you can. Friday will be mostly sunny as temperatures rise to the low by the mid-80s with a hint of humidity. If you’re north and west of Interstate 81 late Friday and overnight, you may see some showers.
“Things are changing,” said Storm Team4 meteorologist Lauryn Ricketts. “At the end of the weekend you need a jacket.”
Clouds will be gathering on Saturday morning, but early soccer games should avoid the raindrops.
By noon, wet weather will roll over the Shenandoah Valley, says Storm Team4.
Heavy rain and isolated storms move eastward into the DC area until noon and afternoon. Harmful winds are the greatest risk.
The current models show the end of the rain around 7 or 8 p.m. – then be prepared for a significant cooling.
On Saturday evening it will be cool with temperatures in the 40s and 50s.
Rock your favorite fall jacket on Sunday and Monday in windy conditions and temperatures in the 60s.
The next week starts dry and sunny, and temperatures will be back to the 70s on Tuesday and Wednesday.