From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Forecast: After the deluge, a dry, sunny, & pleasant weekend

May 17, 2014 - 11:53 AM
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Look for a very pleasant spring weekend with partly sunny skies, light northwesterly breezes, and highs around 70 degrees both today and Sunday

This Afternoon:
Partly Sunny & Pleasant
Highs: 69-73
Wind: W 5-10 mph
Partly Cloudy & Cool
Lows: 45-53
Wind: NW 5-10 mph
Mostly Sunny & Comfortable
Highs: 70-73
Wind: NW 5-10 mph

After yesterday's flooding rains, Mother Nature has turned off the spigot and ordered up a pleasantly dry weekend! High pressure along with northwesterly breezes will combine to give us partly sunny skies both today and tomorrow with high temperatures each day around 70.  This afternoon there is a slight chance of a shower north and west of the city.  But otherwise, clear skies should prevail through the period.  Cool overnight readings in the 40s for the metro areas will be well above any freezing potential.  However, there is the possibility of frost in some of the higher elevations closer to the Blue Ridge.  Flood advisories remain in effect for local rivers and coastal areas through Monday.

Sunny skies and mild temperatures in the lower 70s are expected through midweek before slightly warmer, more humid air and the threat of showers and thunderstorms return on Wednesday.

NOTE: Reagan National's 2.25 inch record rainfall on Friday came close on the heels of a similar soggy tally on April 30th when 2.70 inches fell.  As a result, our rain cup runneth over the yearly average by almost 7 inches.  Of the 21 inches that have fallen since January 1st, fully 1/4 of that total has come down on April 30th and May 16th.  Enjoy your dry weekend!

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