Critical Fire Weather Threats in the West; Storms in the High Plains; Flash Flood Risk in the Mid-Atlantic

Critical fire weather conditions persist across portions of the Northwest, Northern Rockies and Great Basin. Severe thunderstorms with large hail and a few strong gusts are possible across parts of the northern and central Plains. Heavy rainfall brings a flash flooding risk to the Mid-Atlantic. Heat builds in the Southwest into California this week. Read More >

Current conditions at

Washington/Reagan National Airport, DC (KDCA)

Lat: 38.85°NLon: 77.03°WElev: 13ft.

Mostly Cloudy

78°F

26°C

Humidity 87%
Wind Speed E 3 mph
Barometer 30.02 in (1016.7 mb)
Dewpoint 74°F (23°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index80°F (27°C)
Last update 12 Aug 8:52 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

Washington DC

Flash Flood Watch August 12, 12:00pm until August 12, 11:00pm
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Flash Flood Watch
  • Today

    Today: A slight chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 10am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.  Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Heat index values as high as 103. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Heavy Rain

    High: 92 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 10pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Heavy Rain

    Low: 73 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 1pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.  Patchy fog before 10am.  Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 85. East wind 3 to 6 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Heavy Rain
    and Patchy
    Fog then
    Heavy Rain

    High: 85 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 7pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. East wind around 6 mph becoming calm  after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    T-storms
    Likely

    Low: 71 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. Northeast wind 3 to 6 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 87 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am, then a slight chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 71 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 84 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 69 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 82 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A slight chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 10am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Heat index values as high as 103. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 10pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Thursday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 1pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 85. East wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Thursday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. East wind around 6 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. Northeast wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Friday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Sunday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Sunday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Monday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Monday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
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Point Forecast:
Washington DC
 38.89°N 77.02°W (Elev. 20 ft)
7:32 am EDT Aug 12, 2020
9am EDT Aug 12, 2020-6pm EDT Aug 18, 2020
 
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