From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Forecast: An unseasonably cool start, but a warmer finish to the weekend

July 21, 2012 - 11:44 AM
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With northeasterly winds off the ocean, look for a cloudy, damp and unusually cool Saturday.  Highs today should reach only into the 70s with scattered showers, fog, and drizzle.

This Afternoon: Cloudy & Quite Cool; Rain & Drizzle

Highs: 74-78 | Wind: NE 5-10 mph

Tonight: Cloudy, Mild

Lows: 64-70 | Wind: E 5 mph

Sunday: Cloudy, Warmer, More Humid

Highs: 83-87 | Wind: SE 5 mph

While it was very humid, yesterday's 82 degree high made it  the coolest day this month. With a continuation of northeasterly winds today, the high temperature could fall further to only the low to mid 70s. These two days will likely be the only ones below average in July and the coolest since back on June 26 when the high was 82. 

With a slow moving cold front now south of the area - but not by much - we'll enjoy an unusually cool Saturday along with periods of rain, fog, and drizzle. The front will begin to retreat to the north this evening - a distressing behavior pattern other fronts have chosen to follow of late! - bringing with it warmer and more humid conditions for Sunday.  Highs Sunday will likely rise to the mid to upper 80s, which are average for late July.  Thereafter, increasingly instability could bring showers and thunderstorms on both Monday and Tuesday before drier air arrives at midweek. Highs throughout the period should be near 90.

Enjoy today's break from our stiflingly hot summer!

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