DC Labor Day Weekend: Warmth, Spotty Heavy Storms

By , AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist
September 1, 2013; 10:40 AM ET
Share |
Play video Weather across the Northeast is detailed in the above AccuWeather.com video.

Warm and humid conditions will prevail in the Washington, D.C., area through Labor Day. However, drenching storms may come calling on a couple of occasions, especially on the holiday itself.

Temperatures will climb into the 80s each day and could hit 90 on a couple of occasions. Nighttime lows will be in the lower 70s.

While the extended holiday weekend started on a dry note, the weather is destined to turn more unsettled for Sunday and Labor Day around Washington, D.C.

People planning on attending the Labor Day Concert at the U.S. Capitol to hear the National Symphony Orchestra on Sunday should watch the weather and prepare for rapidly changing conditions.

While Sunday and Monday will still have their rain-free intervals, the heaviest thunderstorms these days will drop blinding and potentially flooding downpours.

The least-rainiest spots through most of the day Monday are likely to be over the beaches of the Delmarva.

RELATED:
DC, Virginia, Maryland Interactive Radar
Severe Weather Watches and Warnings
Humidity, Storm Relief Coming to the Midwest, East

Folks heading home from their Labor Day or late-summer ventures at the beach, bay and mountains could encounter delays at the airports and on the beltways and interstate highways Monday afternoon or Monday night.

It will not be until a cool front swings through Tuesday when humidity levels will be shaved and the risk of showers and thunderstorms diminishes.

Comments

Comments left here should adhere to the AccuWeather.com Community Guidelines. Profanity, personal attacks, and spam will not be tolerated.

More Weather News

Daily U.S. Extremes

past 24 hours

  Extreme Location
High N/A
Low N/A
Precip N/A

WeatherWhys®

This Day In Weather History

Cape May,NJ (1899)
36" of snow fell in 2nd blizzard of the month.

New England (1940)
Valentine Day blizzard southern New England: 10-18 in. of snow along with gale winds.

Michigan (1985)
Roofs collapse: Since noon, Feb. 13th, roofs collapsed at Police Building in Sparta, a tennis court northwest of Grand Rapids, and a bowling alley in Grand Haven due to weight of snow. In western Michigan this is one of the heaviest snow packs in the past 3 decades. Also in the Alpena area, a roof at the Air National Guard Base at Phelps Collins Airport collapsed.

Rough Weather