From the ABC 7 Weather team

DC Forecast: Humidity, threat of showers return for the weekend

July 27, 2013 - 12:07 PM
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With winds shifted to the south, skies are cloudier than yesterday and dew points are higher. Look for highs in the mid 80s with the possibility of scattered showers through the evening.

This Afternoon:
Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers
Highs: 81-85
Rain: 50% Chance
Cloudy, Warm, Showers Likely
Lows: 64-70
Rain: 40% Chance
Mostly Cloudy, Humid, Showers Likely
Highs: 80-83
Rain: 70% Chance

After two "pleasant as it gets in Washington" summer days, the weekend will be a bit stickier, cloudier, and most likely wetter as well.  The dew points that dropped into the 50s on Friday and made for a perfectly comfortable day have risen into the 60s as winds have shifted to the south and high pressure moves offshore.  A cold front is poised to the northwest and will begin a slow movement toward the DC area, bringing with it an increase in clouds and eventually rain and thunderstorms. 

Skies are mostly cloudy and there is a chance of scattered showers through the afternoon.  The possibility of showers will continue overnight and increase on Sunday.  Tomorrow could feature some periods of heavy rain as the front nears and the moisture level rises.  Highs today should reach the mid 80s and drop a few degrees on Sunday to near 80.

Happily, the return to humid conditions will be brief, as high pressure is expected for the Monday.  Highs near 80 under mostly sunny skies will bring back the joys of the past two delectable days!  Enjoy your weekend. 

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