From the ABC 7 Weather team

Another A++ late June day ahead before summer returns

June 30, 2011 - 08:16 AM
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It really doesn't get much better than this for late June here in D.C.  Enjoy it while we can!

Thursday: Another Sunny & Beautiful Day With Low Humidity

Highs: Mid 80s | Wind: NNW 5-10

Tonight: Clear Skies & Pleasant

Lows: Upper 50s to Mid 60s | Wind: W 5

Friday: Lots Of Sun; Warmer

Highs: Upper 80s | Wind: NNW 5-10

Another rare late June day ahead featuring nearly wall to wall sunshine with low humidity levels and highs in the mid-80s by the afternoon. Pleasant conditions will remain in place during the overnight too with clear skies and temperatures dropping into the upper 50s in a few of the outlying suburbs to mid-60s closer to D.C.

It appears that we will be lucky enough to keep the humidity at bay on Friday as well with lots of sunshine and highs a bit warmer in the upper 80s. With that said remember that for this time of the year we should be around 87 degrees for daytime highs anyway.

As for the weekend it still looks like a big return to the summer heat and humidity that we are accustomed to here in D.C. for the first full weekend of Summer. Temperatures hop back into the low to mid 90s Saturday with mostly sunny skies in place. The most noticeable change will be the increase in humidity making it feel hotter and more uncomfortable.

By Sunday the heat and humidity will be in full force making for heat indices between 100-104 degrees even though the air temperature will be somewhere in the mid-90s. Additionally, we can’t rule out a couple of thunderstorms popping up in a few spots during the afternoon.

A rather weak cold front will push through sometime late Sunday into Monday and the exact timing of this front and it position are anything but set in stone this morning. As of right now it appears the front will stall nearby or just to the south of D.C. This would mean partly sunny skies along with still hot and humid conditions can be expected. Daytime highs may be suppressed a bit by added cloud cover and westerly flow reaching around 90 degrees. In my opinion an isolated shower or storm can’t be excluded from the forecast at this time given the uncertainty.  Furthermore we are talking about something that may or may not occur 5 days from now. So, stay tuned and we will update you accordingly.

~ Have a good day!

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