From the ABC 7 Weather team

A touch cooler today with more storms in the forecast

June 10, 2011 - 03:43 AM
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After dealing with record breaking heat all week I am glad that we can finally start talking cooler weather.

Friday: Partly Sunny, Not Quite As Hot; PM Storms Some Strong (AIR QUALITY: CODE ORANGE)

Highs: Low 90s | Wind: NNE 5-10

Overnight: Mostly Cloudy; Few Lingering T-Storms (Esp. Early)

Lows: Around 70 | Wind: S 5-10

Saturday: Mix Of Sun & Clouds; Couple PM Storms

Highs: Upper 80s | Wind: Upper 80s

Yesterday we once again saw area records fall at both BWI Thurgood Marshall and Dulles with a simmering 102 degree record tying reading at Reagan National. The good news is that starting today we can begin to talk about a cooling trend that will push temperatures back to around 80 degrees by next Monday.

High pressure known as the Bermuda high, which is positioned just off the east coast in the Atlantic, will continue to funnel the warmth and humidity into the region today. With that said, it will not be quite as hot as recent days with highs in the low 90s and a chance of storms bubbling up this afternoon. In fact some storms may again be heavy or even severe so stay tuned throughout the day and into the evening for updates.

The weekend will remain a bit unsettled but largely ok as a boundary meanders nearby producing extra clouds and a daily chance of PM showers and storms. High temperatures will also be cooler as a result topping out in the upper 80s. By Monday a new area of high pressure will follow a cold front allowing

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