From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Forecast: A splendid Saturday of comfortable warmth & lots of sunshine

May 19, 2012 - 11:45 AM
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With little change to Friday's near perfect conditions, it will be a delightful start to the weekend with mostly sunny skies, highs near 80 and low humidity.

This Afternoon: Mostly Sunny, Pleasantly Warm

Highs: 78-82 | Wind: E 5-10 mph

Tonight: Mostly Clear & Comfortable

Lows: 52-58 | Wind: NE 5 mph

Sunday: Mostly Sunny, Warm, Late Showers

Highs: 79-84 | Wind: E 5-10 mph

Mid-May can be uncomfortably hot and humid here in Washington, but this weekend will be neither!  With high pressure in place and light northeasterly breezes, there is little to mar what should be a very pleasant Saturday and Sunday.  But while we are aiming for high temperatures around 80 both days here in D.C., it will be significantly cooler at the beaches with highs only in the upper 60s. Showers over the Carolinas could threaten the Maryland and Delaware beaches on Sunday, but today will be mostly sunny and windy..

While Sunday promises to again bring mostly sunny skies and even slightly warmer air, some showers could intrude very late in the day as that low pressure center to the southeast drifts our way. Shower activity could again be a threat on Monday.  A cold front on Wednesday, that will likely stall over the area, could bring instability and yet more chances for rain for much of the latter part of the week.  Any high heat, however, should again spare the D.C. area.  The pattern of the last two weeks with the range of high temperatures limited to just 10 degrees, 72 to 82, should remain through week's end. 

Enjoy your weekend as we head to Memorial Day, the unofficial start to summer!

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