From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Forecast: More comfort as less heat and humidity arrive for the weekend

June 23, 2012 - 11:01 AM
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After three stifling days, look for some relief today as less humid air, highs only in the upper 80s and sunny skies make for a mostly pleasant start to the weekend

This Afternoon: Mostly Sunny, Warm, Less Humid

Highs: 87-91 | Wind: NW 5-10 mph

Tonight: Partly Cloudy & Warm

Lows: 65-70 | Wind: N 5 mph

Sunday: Mostly Sunny, Chance of PM Shower

Highs: 87-92 | Wind: E 5/S 5 mph

Strong storms finally broke the heat wave yesterday as temperatures tumbled from the upper 90s into the 70s.  While most areas recorded very little rain, the exceptions were areas of Northeast D.C. and nearby areas of Prince George's County.  Damage from strong winds, some as high as 64 mph, occurred in Chillum, Mount Rainier, Bladensburg and the Catholic University area as nearly an inch of rain fell.  Yet another round of storms passed through to the north early this morning as a cold front slowly makes its way to the southeast. 

Mostly cloudy skies and areas of fog have yielded to decreasing humidity levels and temperatures in the 80s as our stifling week comes to an end.. The past three days, with highs respectively of 98, 99, and 97, have been the hottest of the year, tipping June to a "warmer than normal" month after being uncharacteristically cool to date.

As yet another front gets closer Sunday, a few showers are possible late in the day. Still, skies will be mostly sunny with highs a good 10 degrees cooler than we've had of late.  Those storms are expected to usher in some delightful days on Tuesday and Wednesday with highs only near 80.  Enjoy today's fresher air! 

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