On July 7, 2015, NWS implemented changes to the icons depicted on all of its point-forecast pages. Changes include new icon images with increased clarity, 6-hour increments for rapidly changing weather and new color blocks to highlight forecast hazards.

A page depicting all of the new icon images can be accessed here: www.weather.gov/forecast-icons

Changes to the icons were based on analysis of 6,700 public comments collected in 2014. Also, many of these changes are based on the results of a research project led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Users are encouraged to continue to provide comments regarding these changes via email at icons@noaa.gov. NWS will continue to analyze incoming feedback and refine the icons as necessary. Any substantial change to the icons will be facilitated through the NWS public comment/review process.

Tropics remain active

The National Hurricane Center has discontinued advisories for Erica as yet another tropical system, Fred, forms in the eastern Atlantic. Remnants of Erika could still produce heavy rainfall and gusty winds across southern and central Florida on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Eastern Pacific remains active, with advisories continuing to be issued for two hurricanes, Jimena and Ignacio.
Read More...

Current conditions at

Washington DC, Reagan National Airport (KDCA)

Lat: 38.85°NLon: 77.03°WElev: 13ft.

Mostly Cloudy

69°F

21°C

Humidity 84%
Wind Speed S 5 mph
Barometer 30.12 in (1019.9 mb)
Dewpoint 64°F (18°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 30 Aug 6:52 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

Bethesda MD

  • Today

    Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 89. West wind around 6 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 89 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A slight chance of showers after 9pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Showers

    Low: 70 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A slight chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. West wind 5 to 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Showers

    High: 88 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. Southwest wind 3 to 6 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 71 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Northwest wind 3 to 6 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 92 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 72 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 92.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 92 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 72 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 91.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 91 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Partly sunny, with a high near 89. West wind around 6 mph.
Tonight
A slight chance of showers after 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Monday
A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. West wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. Southwest wind 3 to 6 mph.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Northwest wind 3 to 6 mph.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 92.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 91.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Friday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Friday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 87.
  Click Map For Forecast
Point Forecast:
Bethesda MD
 38.99°N 77.12°W (Elev. 348 ft)
7:38 am EDT Aug 30, 2015
7am EDT Aug 30, 2015-6pm EDT Sep 5, 2015
 
Get as KML Get as XML

Additional Resources

Radar & Satellite Image

Link to Local Radar Data Link to Satellite Data

Hourly Weather Graph

National Digital Forecast Database