From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Weather Forecast: Quiet Thursday, Severe threat Friday

May 30, 2012 - 10:05 PM
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Tonight and Thursday look tranquil through the D.C. area before the threat for severe weather returns Friday.

Overnight: Clearing and Cooler

Lows: Low 60s | Wind: NW 5-10 m.p.h.

Thursday: Mostly Sunny & Pleasant

Highs: Near 80 | Wind: NW 8-12 m.p.h.

Friday: Severe Storms Possible

Highs: Low 80s | Wind: S 10-15 m.p.h.

A cold front will slowly cross the area and continue to clear the skies from northwest to southeast. The front has been slowed a bit by the circulation and movement of Beryl along the coast. High pressure will move in tonight and set us up for a beautiful day tomorrow. We are forecasting a mostly sunny day with comfortable humidity levels and highs around 80 degrees.

Friday will begin with sunny skies but stay alert Friday afternoon and evening for changing weather conditions. A potent low pressure center and attendant cold front will produce lines of showers and thunderstorms as it approaches the Appalachians. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK, is already discussing the possibility of severe weather in our area from this system.

Looking ahead to the weekend…another area of high pressure will create pleasant early June weather conditions on Saturday and probably for Sunday, as well. I say probably because there is a slight chance of an isolated shower or sprinkle later Sunday.

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