Dangerous Heat Wave for the West; Severe Storms and Heavy Rain for Midwest and Plains

Severe storms and heavy rains are likely in the Upper Midwest and Plains through this evening. A long duration heat wave will build across the West through next week with excessive heat watches/warnings in effect from the Southwest to Northwest. TS Josephine is forecast to pass well north of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands while TS Kyle is forecast to move quickly away from land this weekend. Read More >

Current conditions at

Washington/Reagan National Airport, DC (KDCA)

Lat: 38.85°NLon: 77.03°WElev: 13ft.

Overcast

78°F

26°C

Humidity 76%
Wind Speed E 3 mph
Barometer 29.97 in (1015.0 mb)
Dewpoint 70°F (21°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index80°F (27°C)
Last update 15 Aug 12:52 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

Washington DC

  • Overnight

    Overnight: A slight chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Northeast wind around 6 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Showers

    Low: 72 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Scattered showers, mainly after 2pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 81. East wind around 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Scattered
    Showers

    High: 81 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Showers likely, mainly after 2am.  Cloudy, with a low around 68. East wind 7 to 9 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Showers
    Likely

    Low: 68 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.  Cloudy, with a high near 75. Northeast wind around 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

    Heavy Rain

    High: 75 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm  after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Scattered
    Showers

    Low: 65 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Isolated showers before 8am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Partly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 85 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 67 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 86.

    Sunny

    High: 86 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 68 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Northeast wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday
Scattered showers, mainly after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 81. East wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday Night
Showers likely, mainly after 2am. Cloudy, with a low around 68. East wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Sunday
Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Cloudy, with a high near 75. Northeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Sunday Night
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday
Isolated showers before 8am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 86.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Wednesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Friday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
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Point Forecast:
Washington DC
 38.91°N 77.05°W (Elev. 89 ft)
1:32 am EDT Aug 15, 2020
1am EDT Aug 15, 2020-6pm EDT Aug 21, 2020
 
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