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Posted at 3:15 PM ET, 05/28/2008

CommuteCast: Cool, Clear and Pleasant

By Ian Livingston

Near-average warmth returns Thursday

Current D.C. area temperatures, courtesy Weather Bonk. Map by Google. Refresh page to update. Hover over and click temperatures for more info. Click and hold on map to pan.

Morning clouds have given way to increasing sunshine across the area as temperatures rise through the upper 60s to near 70 degrees. An occasionally gusty wind from the north, that is now subsiding, has added a slight "chill" to the air during the day. Remaining high cloudiness will exit the area over the next few hours leaving the region completely clear by evening.

Tonight: Clear skies and light winds out of the north will lead to a chilly late-May night. Expect lows to drop into the mid 40s in the normally colder suburbs and into the low 50s in the city. These temperatures are about 5 to 10 degrees below normal for this time of year.

Tomorrow: Thursday promises to be beautiful. Sunshine and near-average temperatures will combine for a nice day across the area. Highs will reach the upper 70s everywhere, with an 80-degree reading or two possible, especially south of D.C. Winds will be light out of the west at 5-10 mph.

See Dan's full forecast through the weekend, and don't forget to check out Capital Weather Gang's 2008 Summer Outlook.

By Ian Livingston  | May 28, 2008; 3:15 PM ET
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Looks like we're setting up for a derecho and it could arrive early Saturday AM, based on latest LWX forecast discussion. Last derecho to affect this area was August, 2003 when they had to close I-95 to remove wires that fell across the highway in Beltsville.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 28, 2008 3:33 PM | Report abuse

LWX still on board for severe potential this weekend. Still looks on board with regards to the model data. Nice shear with nice instability progged.

Posted by: Kenny | May 28, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Take a look at how strongly worded the HWO is from LWX. Also the SKYWARN statement at the bottom.

Posted by: Kenny | May 28, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Saturday does look quite interesting... hopefully we can get a better picture emerging in the next 24 hours or so. Models have been somewhat changeable on details. Timing could be an issue, on some level, as usual.

Posted by: Ian, Capital Weather Gang | May 28, 2008 5:20 PM | Report abuse

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