Heavy Rain and Storms in the East; Fire Weather Threats in the West

A slow moving frontal system will bring strong to severe storms and locally heavy rain from the Northeast to the southern Plains. Meanwhile, Fire Weather threats remain elevated over the northern Inter-Mountain West, as Red Flag Warnings and Fire weather watches are in effect. Also, the potential for isolated dry thunderstorms remains possible across this portion of the West. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Washington/Reagan National Airport, DC (KDCA)

Lat: 38.85°NLon: 77.03°WElev: 13ft.

Mostly Cloudy

93°F

34°C

Humidity 52%
Wind Speed S 14 mph
Barometer 29.99 in (1015.5 mb)
Dewpoint 73°F (23°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index102°F (39°C)
Last update 17 Aug 2:52 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

Washington DC

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 94. Heat index values as high as 100. South wind around 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 94 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Cloudy, with a low around 74. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Scattered
    T-storms then
    Scattered
    Showers

    Low: 74 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 89. West wind 5 to 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 89 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 8pm.  Cloudy, with a low around 70. West wind around 6 mph becoming calm  in the evening.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Showers
    Likely

    Low: 70 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85. North wind 3 to 6 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Scattered
    Showers then
    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 85 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Isolated showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then isolated showers between midnight and 2am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated
    T-storms then
    Isolated
    Showers

    Low: 68 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 83.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 83 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 70 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm.  High near 85. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Showers

    High: 85 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 94. Heat index values as high as 100. South wind around 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tonight
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a low around 74. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Saturday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 89. West wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday Night
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 8pm. Cloudy, with a low around 70. West wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Sunday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85. North wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Sunday Night
Isolated showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then isolated showers between midnight and 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Monday
Partly sunny, with a high near 83.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Tuesday
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 85. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tuesday Night
Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
Wednesday Night
A chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday
A chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.
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Point Forecast:
Washington DC
 38.89°N 77.02°W (Elev. 20 ft)
1:30 pm EDT Aug 17, 2018
3pm EDT Aug 17, 2018-6pm EDT Aug 24, 2018
 
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