From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Forecast: Clouds & showers today, but plenty of sun & comfort tomorrow

August 11, 2012 - 11:30 AM
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Look for scattered showers and a few thunderstorms on what will be a mostly cloudy and humid day. 

This Afternoon: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers

Highs: 85-88 | Precipitation: 40% Chance

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, Seasonably Mild

Lows: 64-70 | Wind: SW 5 mph

Sunday: Mostly Sunny, Warm, Comfortable

Highs: 87-90 | Wind: NW 5-10 mph

In what has been an extraordinarily dry summer, yesterday's 0.59 inches of rain recorded at Reagan National made for the wettest day since way back on July 8th (0.69") and one of only four significantly rainy days since June 1st; the other two wet days were, in fact, June 1st with 1.22" and June 29th with 0.59".  Friday's 88 degree high was notable as well in being the only day this August when the mercury didn't get into the 90s.

As a cold front slowly makes its way across the metro region, look for a mostly humid day with occasional thunderstorms and highs in the mid 80s.  The eventual passage of the front to the east will lead to improving sky conditions overnight and a beautiful Sunday with mostly sunny skies, drier air, and highs in the upper 80s.

The drop in the dew point temperature tomorrow into the lower 60s will bring much relief to what has been a very muggy month.  And while those dew points will rise some during the coming week, they are likely to stay in the 60s, promising a more pleasant and seasonable week ahead.  Enjoy your weekend.

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