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Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 08/16/2008

Forecast: Wonderful Weekend Warmth

By Jason Samenow

What a weekend to be either at the beach or just relaxing here in Washington. Rain chances are nil, the sun will shine, humidity will be held in check, and a light, pleasant breeze will blow. Summer weather doesn't get much better.


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

Partly to mostly sunny. 85-89. Enjoy a refreshing breeze from the north (at about 10 mph) as high pressure builds in from the west. Mostly sunny skies should prevail in the morning before some scattered clouds dot the sky in the afternoon. It will be on the warm side, but humidity levels will be low to moderate with afternoon dew points in the high 50s to near 60.

Overnight, skies will clear, with lows near 60 in the cooler suburbs and the mid-to-upper 60s downtown. Air conditioning: optional.

Confidence: High

Keep reading for the forecast through early next week. Also, check out NatCast for tonight's game. Also, stay tuned for an update on Tropical Storm Fay by early this afternoon.


Magnificent. 83-87. Humidity levels, temperatures and winds should all drop a very small notch compared to today. We're talking about a subtle change and few people will notice the difference between 85-89 (today's forecast) and tomorrow's 83-87. Afternoon dew points will be in the comfortable mid 50s with light winds from the west at about 5 mph.

Clear skies overnight with low temperatures 65-70 downtown and close-in, and 58-65 in the outlying suburbs.


High pressure will dominate our weather Monday and Tuesday. This means mostly sunny skies, not much wind, and very warm temperatures. Highs should near 90 both days with low to moderate humidity levels. Confidence: Medium-High

By Jason Samenow  | August 16, 2008; 5:00 AM ET
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Currently: 83F,30.05 st. Mainly clear, few Cu humilis.

Big story: Fay. Now heading for Cuba; could Fay threaten us with rain next weekend?

Special DanceCast: Arlington/Fairfax Elks Lodge has another dance this evening, 7-11 PM. This is a disco dance sponsored by the Elks Club, $15.00 at the door. Tom Sabuto's band will be live. Forecast is for all clear. No thunderstorm threat tonight!

Posted by: El Bombo | August 16, 2008 1:17 PM | Report abuse

What a nasty day! I kid...

Probably more nice weather this week, as the storm should pull cool air out of the north? Disagreements?

I won't be able to enjoy trip to Phoenix, Tucson, and Flagstaff this week.

Posted by: Kalorama Park | August 16, 2008 1:29 PM | Report abuse

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