From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Forecast: In Andrea's wake, a warm & humid weekend

June 8, 2013 - 11:42 AM
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Look for the threat of showers to diminish as partly sunny skies prevail this afternoon.  Highs should reach the low 80s, but the air will stay moist and scattered showers are possible throughout the weekend.  

This Afternoon:
Turning Partly Sunny, Warm, Humid
Highs: 80-84
Rain: 50% Chance
Partly Cloudy & Warm
Lows: 61-67
Wind: S 5 mph
Partly Cloudy, Warmer, PM Showers
Highs: 88-88
Wind: SE 5-10 mph

Is Andrea finally finished with us?  And will there be any break in the humidity or dips in the temperature as June enters its second week?

After spending a long soggy day in the DC area, Andrea is now moving rapidly to the northeast.  Downgraded from a tropical storm to the status of a post tropical cyclone, Andrea has left plenty of beneficial rain in her wake.  Rainfall tallies were generally in the two to three inch range - Baden, MD at 2.3", Columbia, MD 2.6", and Annandale, Va at 2.4" - with the two airports coming in at slightly less - DCA at 1.67" and IAD at 1.48".  And while it wasn't quite enough to wipe out the yearly deficit - which remains at a little over an inch at DCA - the day's take filled our cisterns very nicely!.

Scattered showers are still occurring late this morning, with some heavy downpours over the lower S. Maryland.  Those showers should be ending across the area by early afternoon.  Thereafter, look for partly sunny skies and  a warm, seasonably humid day with highs in the low 80s.  The air will remain relatively unstable through the weekend with tomorrow set to be be warmer still in the mid to upper 80s with late day thunderstorms possible.  After yet more unsettled weather on Monday, the day with the best chance for showers over the next three days, a calmer weather pattern is expected at midweek. Partly sunny skies and highs around 80 are likely Wednesday through Friday.  Enjoy your Saturday! 

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