Western PA Stays Mainly Dry Through Independence Day. DC Sees Better Shot of Isolated Showers and Storms For the 4th.

Western PA will stay mainly dry over the next couple days as partly sunny skies today give way to partly cloudy skies for most of Friday before a chance of showers tracks in during the afternoon or evening. A slight chance of spotty showers and storms are possible on Independence Day while partly cloudy skies are expected otherwise. Not too shabby. Highs in the mid to upper 70s today and Friday will rise into the upper 70s to low 80s on Saturday. Lows in the 50s tonight will increase into the upper 50s to mid 60s on Friday night and Saturday night. The DC Region will see a chance of showers today before a chance of showers and thunderstorms track in on Friday, mainly during the afternoon and evening. A chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms will continue into Independence Day as partly sunny skies are expected otherwise. May be okay by the time fireworks roll around. Highs will reach into the low to mid 80s today before upper 70s track in on Friday. Upper 70s to low 80s will shuffle in on Saturday. Lows will drop into the upper 60s to low 70s tonight before mid 60s to low 70s settle in on Friday night and mid to upper 60s move in on Saturday night. Hope you all have a great Thursday and long weekend for some!

Current (~6-6:30am) Temperatures:
  • Erie, PA: 62
  • Franklin, PA: 55
  • New Castle, PA: 60
  • Butler, PA: 59
  • Pittsburgh, PA (KAGC): 61
  • Uniontown, PA: 58
  • State College, PA: 59
  • Frederick, MD: 64
  • BWI Airport, MD: 67
  • DC (KDCA): 74

Forecast:

Western PA:

Main threat: Nothing significant.

  • Today: Partly sunny. Highs: Mid to Upper 70s Overnight Lows: 50s
  • Friday: Partly sunny. Chance of an isolated shower or storm later in the day. Highs: Mid to Upper 70s Overnight Lows: Upper 50s to Mid 60s
  • Independence Day: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of a spotty shower or storm. Highs: Upper 70s/Low 80s Overnight Lows: Upper 50s to Mid 60s

DC Region: 

Main threat: Rains could cause slick roads.

  • Today: Chance of showers and maybe a stray thunderstorm late. Highs: Low to Mid 80s Overnight Lows: Upper 60s/Low 70s
  • Friday: Chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly during the afternoon/evening. Highs: Upper 70s Overnight Lows: Mid 60s to Low 70s
  • Independence Day: Chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms. Highs: Upper 70s/Low 80s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 60s

Good News: Drier overall in western PA despite spotty wet weather. Fireworks should be alright overall in the region on Jolly July 3rd and July 4th itself.

Bad News: Wet weather chances hold on in the DC Region. Temperatures stay cooler.

Western PA Dries Out. DC Region Mainly Dry Today, But Chances Of Wet Weather Increase on Thursday and Friday.

Western PA will see some lingering showers this morning before conditions dry out into the afternoon. Partly sunny skies will push into the region on Thursday before clouds increase on Friday and a chance of showers and storms pushes into the southwest PA mainly. Highs in the 70s today will give way to mid to upper 70s on Thursday and Friday. Lows will drop into the mid to upper 50s tonight before mid 50s to low 60s track in on Thursday night and Friday night. The DC Region will see partly cloudy skies today with a slight chance of a stray shower or storm. The chance of showers and storms will pick up into Thursday and Friday. Highs in the mid to upper 80s today will drop into the low to mid 80s on Thursday before upper 70s to low 80s track in on Friday. Lows in the upper 60s to low 70s are expected tonight, Thursday night, and Friday night. It’s hump day! Get over it! Have a good one folks!

Current (~6-6:30am) Temperatures:
  • Erie, PA: 65
  • Franklin, PA: 61
  • New Castle, PA: 63
  • Butler, PA: 61
  • Pittsburgh, PA (KAGC): 60
  • Uniontown, PA: 60
  • State College, PA: 61
  • Frederick, MD: 64
  • BWI Airport, MD: 66
  • DC (KDCA): 70

Forecast:

Western PA:

Main threat: Rains could cause for slipp’y roads on Friday.

  • Today: Chance of lingering, isolated showers this morning. Becoming partly sunny. Highs: 70s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 50s
  • Thursday: Partly sunny. Highs: Mid to Upper 70s Overnight Lows: Mid 50s to Low 60s
  • Friday: Chance of scattered showers and a thunderstorm, especially in SW PA. Highs: Mid to Upper 70s Overnight Lows: Mid 50s to Low 60s

DC Region: 

Main threat: Rains could cause slick roads.

  • Today: Chance of an isolated shower or thunderstorm. Partly cloudy otherwise. Highs: Mid to Upper 80s Overnight Lows: Upper 60s/Low 70s
  • Thursday: Chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly late. Highs: Low to Mid 80s Overnight Lows: Upper 60s/Low 70s
  • Friday: Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs: Upper 70s/Low 80s Overnight Lows: Upper 60s/Low 70s

Good News: Drier overall today and Thursday. Temperatures stay reasonable.

Bad News: Wet 4th of July possible, especially in the DC Region.