From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Forecast: Sunny start to summer, but still too cold to swim

May 25, 2013 - 11:44 AM
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Look for a sunny, but unseasonably cool and windy start to the Memorial Day weekend.  Highs today should only reach the upper 60s.  Temperatures will moderate by Monday.

This Afternoon
Sunny & Windy, Quite Cool
Highs: 65-68
Wind: NW 15-25/G 30 mph
Mostly Clear & Cold, Still Breezy
Lows: 35-46
Wind: NW 15-20/G 30 mph
Sunny, A Bit Milder, Breezy
Highs: 68-73
Wind: NW 10-15/G 25 mph

With the weather pendulum swinging back once again to the chilly side, will an expected warmup at midweek finally put an end to these seasonal gyrations?

The calendar may show that summer is about to begin, but the chill in the air this Saturday says otherwise!  With late morning temperatures in the low 50s and feeling even colder as winds gust to 30 mph,  jackets are more appropriate than shorts and swim trunks.  With  high pressure in place, look for sunny skies today but highs only in the upper 60s.  The gusty winds will make it feel even cooler.

But while it may be a chilly start, this Memorial day weekend will get progressively better and more comfortable.  While the winds will be slow to abate - and there are frost advisories out for the Potomac Highlands tonight - sunshine will dominate through Monday and temperatures will gradually warm.  Highs near 70 on Sunday will improve to the mid 70s by Monday.  Humidity levels will be low throughout the period.  Pool and ocean water readings in the 50s and 60s should keep all but the bravest swimmers on shore this weekend.  But the bracing water - and air -  will start to warm this coming week with highs near 90 and sticky humidity levels back by Wednesday. So it will feel like Memorial Day should, just a few day late!  Enjoy your weekend.

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