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Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 08/23/2008

Forecast: Worry-free Weekend Weather

By Jason Samenow

August's dry weather pattern will hold strong through the weekend. That's a good thing for all the outdoor events happening around town, but a bad thing for moisture-starved vegetation. Some wet weather could finally return to the region next week as what's left of Fay possibly heads in our general direction.

TODAY (SATURDAY)

Morning clouds, P.M. sun. 81-85. Easterly flow may push a marine cloud deck over the metro area in the morning, before burning off in the afternoon. Humidity levels will be a little higher than the last several days -- but still comfortable, with dew points in the low 60s. Afternoon highs should reach the low-to-mid 80s with a light breeze from the east.

Overnight, skies will be mainly clear although some low clouds could develop once again towards morning. Temperatures will bottom out in the upper 60s downtown and the low-to-mid 60s in the suburbs.

Confidence: Medium-High

Keep reading for the forecast through early next week. Also, check out UnitedCast for tonight's game.

TOMORROW (SUNDAY)

Warm, a little humid. 85-89. With a wind from the south, temperatures will climb well into the 80s under partly sunny skies. Humidity levels will also increase with dew points reaching the mid-60s

Partly cloudy skies overnight, with muggy lows near 70 in the city, mid-to-upper 60s in the suburbs.

A LOOK AHEAD

Warm and humid on Monday before a cold front passes through the region, setting off some scattered showers and thunderstorms (one-in-three chance). High temperatures will most likely reach the upper 80s. Confidence: Medium-High

Behind the front, it will be mostly sunny, cooler and less humid on Tuesday. Highs will likely range from 80-85. Confidence: High

Some moisture from the remnants of Fay could sneak into the region Wednesday through Friday. We'll keep you posted on this possibility in the coming days...

By Jason Samenow  | August 23, 2008; 5:00 AM ET
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Comments

Today is the 3rd anniversary of Katrina's formation as a tropical depression.

CapitalClimate

Posted by: CapitalClimate | August 23, 2008 10:52 AM | Report abuse

Current: 78F 30.29, falling. Cu, some w. considerable vert. development.

20% chance of shower poss., based on building Cu? Some rain from Fay could move in ca. Wed.

Sterling says watch for Ci approaching at high levels this PM from direction of Tenn. Valley.

Posted by: El Bombo | August 23, 2008 11:26 AM | Report abuse

El Bombo...please translate. CU? CI? A little shower in Columbia Heights a few minutes ago.

Posted by: weather watcher | August 23, 2008 4:56 PM | Report abuse

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