From the ABC 7 Weather team

A comfortable weekend, but more unsettled weather is en route

April 30, 2011 - 11:40 AM
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Thanks to high pressure, two comfortably cool days are on tap for the weekend.  But  rain could be back as soon as Sunday night. 

This Afternoon: Mostly Sunny & Comfortable

Highs: 66-72 | Wind: NW 5-10

Tonight: Partly Cloudy & Cool

Lows: 45-52 | Wind: Light N

Sunday: Partly Sunny, Cool, Late Showers

Highs: 69-74 | Wind: SE 5-10

After a disturbing week of dire weather warnings and horrific pictures of tornado destruction, this weekend promises far calmer conditions. With high pressure moving in, today should be mostly sunny and pleasantly cool with highs in the upper 60s and light northwesterly breezes. For the first time in three weeks, we should enjoy a rain-free Saturday.  Our good fortune extends through much of Sunday, with partly sunny skies and highs expected in the low 70s. However, an approaching front could bring some late day clouds and even a stray shower.  

That cold front from the northwest will spell an end to our weekend bliss as it passes through the Washington area and then stalls to our south. As a consequence, it will set up a familiar scenario of low pressure centers passing along it and bringing rain and thunderstorms to the area. Look for unsettled weather from Monday through Wednesday with daytime highs much cooler than the 71 degree average for the dates and the possibility of showers and storms each day. The return of high pressure by late in the week should bring back sunnier, if still somewhat cooler than normal days; look for highs at week's end in the upper 60s. Enjoy the sunshine and the comfortable weekend!  

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