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Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 06/13/2008

Forecast: Weekend Warmth, Saturday T'storms?

By Camden Walker

WeatherCamAside from the chance of thunderstorms Saturday and Monday evening, relatively enjoyable weather is on tap through the weekend. 80s accompanied by moderate humidity will give it a summery feel although it's still technically spring for another week. Sun this time of year is strong, so lather on sunscreen in the SPF 30-range to protect against UVA and UVB rays.

TODAY (FRIDAY)

Mostly sunny, very warm. Upper 80s. It will be just as warm as yesterday but with a slight increase in humidity. Expect afternoon high temperatures to reach the upper 80s, possibly 90, with noticeable but not oppressive mugginess in the air. Southerly winds may be breezy at times, up to 15 mph. Out towards the mountains, an isolated late day thunderstorm is possible.

Skies will be fair overnight. It will continue to be dry. Low temperatures could dip below 70 inside the Beltway and slip into the middle 60s out in Leesburg and Warrenton.

Keep reading to see how wet it could get this weekend. Not too hot, right?

TOMORROW

Very warm and on the humid side. Afternoon/evening storms possible. Upper 80s. Saturday will be the warmest and most humid day since Monday and Tuesday, but not at those levels. Temperatures will climb into the upper 80s and factoring in the humidity, it will feel between 90 and 95. There's a 30% chance of thunderstorms late in the afternoon. A few storms could be on the strong side.

Storms are most likely during the evening (50% probability) as a cold front comes through. A few showers and storms could linger after midnight but skies should partially clear towards morning except to the east where clouds and a few showers may linger. Temperatures will dip into the upper 60s. Winds from the southwest will become northwesterly late at night.

SUNDAY

Still warm, less humid? Upper 80s. Lingering clouds are possible, especially east of I-95 in the early morning hours. By mid to late morning, the sun should be out in most places. Humidity levels should feel a tad more tolerable on Sunday. The wind shift in the early morning hours could bring in slightly drier air to the metro area, but don't expect anything markedly refreshing. High temperatures will still be in the upper 80s.

Partly cloudy overnight with lows from the low to mid 60s in the suburbs to the upper 60s downtown.

A LOOK AHEAD

Partly sunny conditions on Monday with average warmth. Expect high temperatures in the mid 80s and a decent chance of afternoon showers or thunderstorms. Confidence: Medium

On Tuesday, we clear out again behind a refreshing cold front. Expect sunny skies and NICE conditions around 80 degrees. Confidence: Medium

By Camden Walker  | June 13, 2008; 5:00 AM ET
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Comments

Our boom and bust drought conditions continue. Looks like I'll be dragging hoses and sprinklers around trying to keep my lawn and gardens alive.

Where do I pray for a normal precipitation pattern?

Posted by: Southside FFX | June 13, 2008 9:51 AM | Report abuse

I've got it: Awesome. Camden. Walker. Right?!

Posted by: Dave | June 13, 2008 10:11 AM | Report abuse

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