WASHINGTON — A Yellow Weather Alert has been issued for this evening and tonight for strong and severe storms. The main threats are hail, damaging winds, and some flooding.
The critical time is between now and midnight. A Flood Watch is also in effect until midnight for most of the area.
Tonight: Strong storms ending, partly cloudy with patchy fog. Low: 72.
Saturday: Partly cloudy, hot and less humid, a few isolated afternoon and evening storms. High: 91.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, not humid and gorgeous. High: 81.
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Strong to severe storms again tonight, good enough for another Yellow Weather Alert. The critical time is between now and midnight. Flooding is the main threatr but damaging winds are possible. We're expecting a hot Saturday but less humid with isolated storms.
Tonight: Strong storms ending, partly cloudy with patchy fog. Lows: 66 - 73. Winds: Light.
Saturday: Partly cloudy, hot and less humid, a few isolated afternoon and evening storms. Highs: 87 - 92. Winds: NW 10-15.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, not humid and gorgeous. Highs: 77 - 82. Winds: NNW - 10.
We break our humidity streak Saturday, but remain hot. Then on Sunday, we are cooler with even lower humidity levels. Isolated storms are possible Saturday, but far from a washout as a cold front finally sweeps south of the DMV. Sunday looks great with low humidity and highs only in the low 80s. We carry that gorgeous weather into Monday and Tuesday of next week.
Monday: Mostly sunny, not humid and gorgeous. Highs: 77 - 82.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny and warmer but nice. Highs: 80 - 85.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy and warm, still nice. Highs: 82 - 86.
Tropical Storm Cristobal formed in the Gulf of Mexico, but after spending time over land in Mexico, the storm has been downgraded to a tropical depression.
The storm moves back over the Gulf this weekend where it may become a tropical storm again. While it's still a low-end tropical system, the storm will be of great interest to those living along the Gulf of Mexico. The forecast for the storm is highly uncertain and remains so through the start of this weekend. Heavy rain is the main threat along the Mexican coast through Friday and then from the Florida panhandle to Louisiana later in the weekend.
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