Dry weather and seasonable temperatures are in the offing for Washington, D.C., Tuesday and Wednesday ahead of a taste of summer later this week.
Rain and some rumbles of thunder moved through the area Monday evening, but dry weather will return for Tuesday and much of the day on Wednesday. This will be complemented by highs around 70 F.
The next chance of rain will be Wednesday night.
Spotty showers and thunderstorms Wednesday night will mark the leading edge of much warmer weather for the region later in the week.
Temperatures are forecast to climb into the 80s Thursday through Saturday.
For those looking to enjoy a part of this early taste of summer outdoors, rain should avoid the area Thursday and Friday before the chance of showers and thunderstorms increases during the weekend.
Tropical Depression Two has formed in the Atlantic and could become the next tropical storm of the season by midweek.
Warm and humid air in place over much of the Midwest and Northeast at midweek will contribute to the risk of drenching, gusty and locally severe thunderstorms on Wednesday.
After temperatures briefly climb to typical midsummer levels, another cooldown will roll into the Midwest and expand to the East for the last part of July.
Severe storms will fire up Tuesday afternoon and evening, threatening outdoor activities and travel for many.
Powerful winds, heavy rainfall and dangerous mudslides will threaten Taiwan on Wednesday as Matmo moves across the island.
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