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Flooding risk sticks around overnight, better weather for Fourth of July

The holiday weekend will start off with storms before turning brighter for Sunday and Monday

WASHINGTON — A mild and muggy summer evening before a cold front brings strong storms to the DMV Saturday. Heavy rain may also lead to flooding. Sunshine returns Sunday.

Quick Forecast:
Saturday Night: Storms ending. Cooler. Low: 72.
Sunday: Partly sunny and warm. High: 87.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear and cool. Low: 71.
Independence Day: Mostly sunny and hot! High: 90.

Forecast Discussion:

Storms will continue to develop across the DMV through late Saturday night. The heaviest rainfall is expected to be north and east of D.C. but a storm is the District cannot be ruled out. Skies should begin to clear early Sunday morning.

Multiple Flash Flood Warnings have been issued across the DMV until early Sunday morning. Remember, turn around don't drown!

Sunday looks much drier and more comfortable than Saturday. We will see mostly cloudy skies to start the day with a few isolated showers. By the afternoon skies will clear out and we will see plenty of sunshine. High temperatures will stay in the upper 80s and humidity will be slightly lower. 

For Independence Day highs will warm into the low 90s with moderate humidity. Any outdoor plans you have will be in the clear! If you plan on spending the day outside be sure you are staying hydrated and are wearing the SPF.

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Detailed Forecast:
Saturday Night: A chance for a shower or storm before 11p.m. Lows: 68 - 73. Winds: W 5.
Sunday: Partly sunny. Highs: 84 - 88. Winds: N 5.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 65-70. Wind: N 5.
Independence Day: Partly cloudy and warm, a stray storm possible, mainly south. Highs: 85 - 90. Winds: S 5.

Long Range Forecast:

Shower and storm chances stick around through most of next week. No day in particular looks like a washout, but expect summer storms every afternoon. Temperatures will be on the warm side each day making it into the mid to upper 80s. Humidity will be higher as well.

Extended Outlook:
Monday (July Fourth): Partly cloudy and warm, a stray storm possible, mainly south. Highs: 85 - 90.
Tuesday: Scattered storms. Highs: 84 - 88.
Wednesday: Isolated storms. Highs: 82 - 86.
Thursday: A chance for showers and storms. Highs 82 - 86.
Friday: Partly sunny. Storms possible. Highs: 83 - 87.
Saturday: Partly sunny. Cooler. Chance for rain. Highs: 77 - 82. 

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