From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Forecast: After a partly sunny Sunday, a week of higher humidity and threats of rain

May 20, 2012 - 11:42 AM
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Look for another delightful day featuring plenty of sunshine and comfortably warm air in the low 80s.  But increasing clouds this afternoon will herald a weeks of shower threats and higher humidity.

This Afternoon: Partly Sunny, Increasing Clouds, Warm

Highs: 78-83 | Wind: NE 10-15

Tonight: Cloudy, Chance of Showers

Lows: 54-60 | Rain: 40% Chance

Monday: Showers & Scattered Thunderstorms

Highs: 73-76 | Rain: 60% Chance

We might be missing the spectacular eclipse later today, but Mother Nature has more than compensated us this weekend.  For after two near perfect days, we are in line for yet another today with partly sunny skies, comfortable humidity levels, and highs near 80s.  A low pressure system off the coast could start to bring clouds to the area later this afternoon and there is a chance of showers late tonight.  But until then, enjoy what could be the last of the pleasantly sunny days until later next week.  

With the influence of that coastal system, a cold front that stalls across the area, a southerly flow, and the influence of Tropical Storm Alberto - formed yesterday off the South Carolina coast -  a rather unsettled week is ahead.  With moisture levels rising and warm air in place, atmospheric instability could lead to showers or thunderstorms occurring  right through the period leading up to the start of Memorial Day weekend.  The sun will certainly make apperances through the week, but the increased stickiness of the air will make us long for the charmed days we've had this weekend!  Enjoy your Sunday.

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