From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Forecast: A refreshing change for the weekend with cooler, less humid days

June 2, 2012 - 10:39 AM
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In the wake of Friday's storms, today will be a refreshing change with partly sunny skies, lower humidity and cooler breezes from the west.  Look for highs in the mid to upper 70s.

This Afternoon: Partly Cloudy, Breezy, & Cooler

Highs: 75-78 | Wind: W 10-15

Tonight: Partly Cloudy, Seasonably Mild

Lows: 55-60 | Wind: W 5-10

Sunday: Partly Sunny, Mild, Chance PM Shower

Highs: 75-80 | Wind: WSW 10-15

The torrential rains have ended, the flash floods have subsided, and we can now reap the benefits of the calm after Friday's storm.  With the remnants of the storm now well off the coast, weak high pressure has arrived along with cooler, much more comfortable air. Dew points near 70 have dropped into the 50s with some 40 degree areas possible later today.  Along with the drop in humidity has come partly sunny skies and projected highs today in the mid to upper 70s.  It's been almost two weeks since we've seen a 70 degree day and our good fortune should last through the weekend and on into next week.  Sunday will bring partly sunny skies and just a slight chance of a shower, with highs likely to be in the mid to upper 70s. Most days next week should be slightly below the seasonal norm of 80.  A disturbance now over the Great Lakes is expected to linger over our region for much of the coming week, making for somewhat unsettled conditions and thus a chance of showers most days.

Be alert to areas of standing water and parts of roads that may have collapsed under yesterday's deluge.  Rainfall tallies of around an inch were common while some areas of NE Washington and nearby Prince George's County had almost 2 1/2 inches.  That the rain fell in such a short period of time made for the treacherous conditions.  Enjoy what should be a far less dramatic weather weekend! 

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