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Posted at 3:25 PM ET, 04/24/2009

PM Update: Here Comes the Summer-like Heat

By Ian Livingston

Weekend to bring temperatures in the 80s to near 90

* Making Severe Weather Less Scary for Kids *

After a frosty start in some suburbs, temperatures have climbed between 30 and 40 degrees off morning lows, to highs mostly in the mid-to-upper 70s this afternoon. A light south wind is helping bring in the warmth, but so far humidity levels remain low. All around, about as pleasant of a day as you can get around here.

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Tonight: We start with a beautiful evening with mild temperatures falling toward the 60s. Clear skies will dominate the overnight and our new temperature regime will keep things much warmer than last night. Look for lows to drop to the low 50s in the coldest areas to around 60 downtown. Winds will remain light from the south.

Tomorrow (Saturday): Real heat arrives Saturday. Plentiful sunshine, light winds and low humidity will combine to create a toasty though not too uncomfortable of a day. Highs should range from 85-90 across the area. There's a slight chance of a thunderstorm or two popping up late in the day thanks to the abundant heat, but any that form should be isolated. Do yourself a favor, get outside and enjoy!

See Josh Larson's full forecast for the rest of the hot weekend into next week.

By Ian Livingston  | April 24, 2009; 3:25 PM ET
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Yesterday and today were beautiful, but the next three days are looking eerily similar to the all too familiar hellish DC summer weather.

Posted by: wecndo | April 24, 2009 6:07 PM | Report abuse

Extended outlook looks similar to this morning. Best chance for precipitation looks like next Wed./Thurs. as a cold front moves to our south then moves back north as a warm front. There could be the occasional threat of an airmass "popcorn" thunderstorm any afternoon/evening, but that chance is minimal. Mid-level "capping" will hold down most convection while we remain in the warm sector over the next 3-4 days.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | April 24, 2009 7:25 PM | Report abuse

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