NWS: Chance for Rain Early in the Week, Sunny Thru Friday

Highs in mid to low-80s, weather service says.

The first week of school for most students in D.C. should be fairly pleasant, weatherwise, according to the National Weather Service forecast.

Although Mother Nature threatens to bring a little rain and possible thunderstorms Monday and Tuesday — there's a 20 percent chance on Monday and a 30 percent chance on Tuesday — the rest of the week looks good. Highs Monday and Tuesday are expected to be in the upper 80s.

The best weather day this week appears to be Wednesday, with sunny skies and highs in the low 80s, according to the NWS.

The weather service predicts sunny to partly cloudy skies with temperatures in the mid-80s Thursday through Saturday.

The Weather Channel gives the D.C. area a 10 to 20 percent chance of rain Wednesday through Friday, increasing to a 30 percent chance for isolated thunderstorms on Saturday.

For the rest of Labor Day weekend, the Weather Channel predicts mostly sunny skies with a high of 89 degrees on Sunday and 86 on Monday, a federal holiday.

It doesn't look as if D.C. will feel the effects of Tropical Storm Isaac, which was expected to become a Category 2 hurricane by Monday, according to the National Weather Service. Its path, according to the weather service, will take it up through Mississippi and Alabama by Thursday and continue up between eastern Arkansas and western Tennessee by Friday.


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