From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Forecast: After the storm, a cool, breezy, and mostly sunny weekend

April 20, 2013 - 11:32 AM
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Look for a beautiful start to the weekend with sunny skies, gusty breezes, and much cooler and drier air.  After a high near 80 on Friday, today will see temperatures only near 60.

This Afternoon: Mostly Sunny, Breezy, & Cooler

Highs: 59-64 | Wind: NW 10-20/G 25 mph

Tonight: Mostly Clear & Quite Cool

Lows: 35-42 | Wind: NW 10-15 mph

Sunday: Mostly Sunny, Not as Windy, Still Cool

Highs: 56-62 | Wind: NE 5-10 mph

After an evening of drenching rain, high winds, and tornado threats, the weekend will be a much calmer proposition!  Skies cleared very nicely this Saturday morning as the cold front that brought last night's drama moved rapidly offshore.  The high winds of last night - that gusted as high as 60 mph and brought down trees in Spotsylvania, Fredericksburg, Charles County and elsewhere - will subside today, but northwesterly gusts over 25 mph are still likely.  High temperatures through the weekend will be much cooler than the past week, dropping from near 80 yesterday at Reagan National to only around 60 both today and tomorrow.  Perhaps even more noticeable than the cooling off will be the drying out: the dew points, that measure of the true stickiness of our air, have plummeted.  After being in the 60s yesterday, today will see dew points only in the 20s and 30s.  So say goodbye to  the summer-like mugginess of this past week!

NOTE: Rainfall tallies from the storm were significant with Reagan National recording 1.08", Dulles a record 1.20 inches, Centreville 1.51 inches, and Annapolis 0.85 inches.  Enjoy your sunny, breezy, and dry weekend! 

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