From the ABC 7 Weather team

More sun for D.C. today; shaky forecast this weekend

August 24, 2011 - 04:30 AM
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One more day of fun in the sun, Irene is on the move and her track may impact the weekend forecast.

This Afternoon: Mostly Sunny, More Clouds Late PM

Highs: near 85° | Wind: South 5-15

Overnight: Partly Cloudy, Breezy

Lows: 60s | Wind: South 10-15+

Thursday: Increasing Clouds, Thunderstorms Possible

Highs: near 90° | Wind: South 10-20

High pressure will move away from the mid-Atlantic today. With winds out of the south, it will feel more like summer, with higher temperatures and a bit more humidity. Breezy conditions are expected overnight with lows in the 60s. Clouds will continue to thicken ahead of a cold front with a chance for showers and thunderstorms on Thursday. Highs will be near 90 degrees before the precipitation arrives.

Irene is still set to become a very powerful hurricane, but guidance is taking her further to the east, a good thing for the D.C. metropolitan area. At this point, it does not look like an ideal beach weekend, but it does appear to be improving the further west. 

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