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Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 09/11/2008

Forecast: Cool Today; Then Warmer & More Humid

By Josh Larson

Clouds & spotty showers this weekend

Though temperatures this month thus far have averaged almost 5 degrees above normal, a cool breeze from the east and clouds hold keep temperatures below normal today. Clouds will also feature prominently into the forecast through the weekend along with milder temperatures and higher humidity levels. Scattered showers are possible thanks to a nearby warm front late Friday and Saturday and a cold front late Sunday.

TODAY (THURSDAY)

Mostly cloudy. Mid 70s. An offshore area of high pressure will foster an easterly flow today, allowing for far more clouds than sunshine. These mostly cloudy skies will keep temperatures a few degrees cooler than yesterday -- primarily in the mid 70s.

Mostly cloudy skies will persist into the overnight period tonight with lows settling into the low to mid 60s.

Keep reading for the forecast through the beginning of next week as well as the SkinsCast for this Sunday's game against the Saints.

TOMORROW (FRIDAY)

Mostly cloudy. Near 80. A nearby warm front will allow for overcast skies on Friday with higher humidity levels and warmer afternoon highs near 80. A scattered shower or two is possible, mainly during the evening hours.

If you go out Friday night, consider bringing along an umbrella, as scattered showers may accompany the evening and overnight hours. Expect milder lows near 70.

A LOOK AHEAD

On Saturday plan on mostly cloudy skies, high humidity and a 30% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms. Afternoon highs will probably make it into the low 80s. Showers may again linger into the overnight, with lows in the lower 70s. Confidence: Medium

Mostly cloudy skies will persist Sunday along with the continued chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms -- especially late in the day. Warm, humid air bottled up ahead of an approaching cold front will produce highs in the upper 80s, though the humidity will make it seem even warmer. Lingering showers and thunderstorms are a possibility Sunday night, with lows in the upper 60s. Confidence: Medium

The outlook for Monday calls for a blend of clouds and sun, perhaps more of the former, with drier air moving in and lowered humidity levels. Cooler high temperatures will probably remain in the upper 70s with overnight lows close to 60. Confidence: Medium

By Josh Larson  | September 11, 2008; 5:00 AM ET
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Comments

This was in the Ike 5:00 AM NHC advisory discussion:

DROPSONDE AND FLIGHT-LEVEL WIND DATA INDICATE THAT THE INTENSITY IS
STILL NEAR 85 KT...WHICH IS ANOMALOUSLY LOW FOR THE REPORTED
CENTRAL PRESSURE. THE LATTER VALUE...946 MB...WOULD NORMALLY
CORRESPOND TO A BORDERLINE CATEGORY 3/4 HURRICANE.

That's...scary to see, to say the least. I wouldn't be surprised if Ike's winds dramatically increase in the 8 AM advisory.

Posted by: weatherdudeVA | September 11, 2008 6:09 AM | Report abuse

"Dirty high pressure" offshore today.. keeps it comfortable! I am all for it.

Posted by: Camden, Capital Weather Gang | September 11, 2008 7:38 AM | Report abuse

Not that I'd wish a hurricane on anybody but...

We're just two named storms away from hurricane Laura.

Posted by: Laura in NWDC | September 11, 2008 10:18 AM | Report abuse

You GO, Laura!

Posted by: Jamie C in Chevy Chase DC | September 11, 2008 10:49 AM | Report abuse

I have seen no mention of the possibility of us getting precip from the remnants of Ike. The models seem to show a sharp right turn after landfall and taking it up through Ohio and Pennsylvania. With the size of this thing wouldn't we get some rain?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 11, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Precipitation this weekend may stay mainly north of D.C. until Sunday when the strong front moves into our area. We may mainly see warm humid weather in VA until midday Sunday.

Looks as though Ike's remnant low will track somewhat to our north. To answer the question posed by "Anonymous", yes we may be in the southern sector of Ike's precipitation field some time early next week.

Posted by: El Bombo | September 11, 2008 12:28 PM | Report abuse

I really wasn't looking for your forecast El Bombo. I was looking for a professional.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 11, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

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