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Today's Forecast Updated Saturday at 5:38 AM

Look for a very pleasant start to a memorably sunny, but increasingly warmer Memorial Day weekend. High temperatures will be in the lower 70s today, the low 80s tomorrow, and near 90 on Monday.
This Afternoon:
Sunny & Pleasant
Highs: 70-75
Wind: N 5 mph
Mostly Clear, Comfortably Cool
Lows: 49-58
Wind: SE 5 mph
Mostly Sunny, A Bit Warmer
Highs: 79-83
Wind: SW 5-10 mph
Right on cue, this Memorial Day weekend will live up to its billing as the unofficial start to summer. The rollout of the new season is beginning comfortably cool and will finish up very warm and a bit more humid. And perhaps most appreciated on these days when the outdoors beckon, it should be dry throughout the period. With high pressure overhead, the brisk winds of yesterday will subside and today should be delightful with plenty of sunshine, low dew points, and readings in the low 70s. If you prefer slightly warmer temperatures, closer to the seasonal norm of 77, Sunday will deliver with highs in the low 80s. And if you're really yearning for summer sizzle, Memorial Day will come close with highs in the upper 80s and slightly more humid air. The withering heat and humidity that are trademarks of a Washington summer will challenge us on Tuesday and indeed through most of the coming week: look for daytime highs in the lower 90s, dew points creeping back into the 60s, and the threat of showers and thunderstorms Wednesday through Friday. So while the beaches may beckon this weekend, they'll become near irresistible by next week! Mind you, the water temperature of just 63 at Ocean City will be a chilly reminder that summer doesn't actually start for another month! Enjoy your weekend.

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