From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Forecast: A weekend of fog, sunny peeks, and unseasonable warmth

January 12, 2013 - 11:44 AM
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With the fog in retreat, look for some clearing this afternoon with highs in the mid to upper 50s.  Look for another foggy start to Sunday, but more sun and highs near 70.

This Afternoon: Partial Clearing, Mild

Highs: 56-60 | Wind: Calm

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, Areas of Fog, Mild

Lows: 40-50 | Wind: SE 5 mph

Sunday: Fog & Drizzle, Then Pt. Sunny & Warm

Highs: 65-70 | Wind: SE 5-10 mph

Visibilities have improved across the area and all of the Dense Fog Advisories are expiring at noon. Earlier today, visibilities as low as 10 to 20 feet were reported just west of the District.

Because of high pressure off the southeast coast, a steady stream of milder air is moving our way.  But with a stationary front draped across central Virginia and very light winds, skies won't clear completely this afternoon.  Still, with peeks of sunshine, high temperatures could reach the upper 50s.  

After a very mild night when temperatures don't fall much below 50, Mother Nature will offer a similar scenario on Sunday with a foggy, drizzly start to an otherwise very mild day.  More sunshine is expected tomorrow afternoon as the mercury could soar to near 70.  Such an unseasonable temperature could make for one of the mildest days in this most unusual of winters.  Readings of 72, 62, and 59 on December 4th, 18th, and 21st, respectively, testify to a season that's forgotten that it belongs in the icebox!  Enjoy your Saturday.

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