From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Forecast: Sunny & comfortably cool today, warmer by midweek

May 18, 2014 - 12:38 PM
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Look for the weekend to finish as it began with a mostly sunny and pleasantly cool spring day.  High temperatures will again be in the upper 60s with northwesterly breezes.

This Afternoon:
Mostly Sunny & Pleasantly Cool
Highs: 67-72
Wind: NW 5-10 mph
Tonight:
Mostly Clear & Quite Cool
Lows: 42-53
Wind: NW 5-10 mph
Monday:
Sunny & Warmer, Still Comfortable
Highs: 72-76
Wind: N 5 mph

In a month when Washington's trademark heat and humidity are often frequent - witness last Tuesday's 92 degrees and muggy dew points - yesterday turned May on its head with a pleasantly cool spring day!  With a high of just 69 at Reagan National and an average reading of 61, Saturday was the second coolest day this month.  With low humidity and gentle breezes, it was a day to savor.

With a trough in the jet stream and high pressure still in control, today will be yet another delightfully cool day with partly to mostly sunny skies.  Once again, highs will hover in the mid to upper 60s.  Our good fortune should continue through Tuesday with slightly warmer readings both days in the mid 70s.  Skies will remain sunny and humidity levels comfortably low.  A front at midweek will end our reverie as skies turn mostly cloudy, dew points rise, and temperatures head back to the lower 80s.  Showers and thunderstorms are possible on Wednesday.  Thereafter, temperatures cool back to 70s.  Looking ahead to Memorial Day weekend - yes, it is already nigh! - partly sunny and seasonably mild days are likely.  Enjoy your Sunday!

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