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Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 06/ 7/2010

Forecast: Feeling fresher and finer

By Jason Samenow

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Today: Partly to mostly sunny and much less humid. 77-80. | Tonight: Clear and cool. 51-60. | Tomorrow: Mostly sunny and dry. 78-81. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail


The last five days we sweated through high temperatures ranging from 89-92 coupled with sauna-like humidity. I think we'll all now appreciate high temps from 79-82 for the next five days with humidity only really a factor on Wednesday, which could be on the wet side. Unfortunately, heat and humidity may build back into the region next weekend.

Today (Monday): What a day! Refreshingly dry air streams southward as the sun shines brightly. Though some fair weather cumulus clouds may dot the sky in the afternoon, highs head up to around 80 with a breeze from the northwest at 10 mph or so. Confidence: High

Tonight: Any cloud cover clears and with a crisp & cool air mass overhead, many spots dip deep into the 50s with downtown locations closer to 60. A great night to give the A/C a break. Confidence: High

Keep reading for the forecast through the work week...

Tomorrow (Tuesday): Sunshine, low humidity, a light breeze, and highs up near 80 again. If only we could bottle this day up for the weekend... Confidence: High

Tomorrow Night: Our delightfully dry air mass makes a rapid exit as low pressure approaches from the west. Clouds increase overnight, with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms late at night or towards morning. Lows range from the upper 50s to low 60s. Confidence: Medium


As low pressure works through the region on Wednesday, showers and thunderstorms are likely (60% chance). You'll also notice an increase in humidity, though temps won't get much of a bump due to cloud cover. Highs again top out around 80. Rain showers gradually end at night, with slow clearing late, and lows 60-65. Confidence: Medium

High pressure builds back into the region Thursday and Friday meaning dry weather and seasonably warm temperatures. Highs both days should be in the low 80s, with overnight lows from the mid-50s in the coolest suburbs to the low 60s downtown. Confidence: Medium

As high pressure moves offshore for the weekend, winds come back in from the south drawing heat and humidity northward across the area. High Saturday probably climb into the mid-to-upper 80s, with 90+ possible Sunday. With the heat and humidity both days, isolated afternoon/evening thunderstorms likely re-enter the picture. Conditions are muggy overnight, with lows in the mid-60s to low 70s. Confidence: Medium

By Jason Samenow  | June 7, 2010; 5:00 AM ET
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Incredibly gorgeous morning out here!

Posted by: weathergrrl | June 7, 2010 8:01 AM | Report abuse

Sunny and 61 at 8:00 am, 66 by 9:30 in Hyattsville. Sunroof open on the trip to work. C'mere, you fabulous day, you. I just wanna give you such a smooch!

Posted by: agcarter1 | June 7, 2010 10:59 AM | Report abuse

agcarter1's comment is a hoot! And I agree!

Posted by: rosilandjordan | June 7, 2010 11:21 AM | Report abuse

Funny - you guys rarely get a forecast really wrong - but its been cloudy with many threatening clouds all morning in Leesburg, and we just had a brief sprinkle...

Posted by: TerpInTime | June 7, 2010 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Considerably cooler and drier today.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | June 7, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Showers have developed this afternoon. This is a classic setup for a forecast bust. The air is cold aloft, and there will be a series of upper level disturbances in the northwest flow across the area. You can get some nasty thunderstorms with damaging winds with this setup. The strong June sun causes strong updrafts that can develop explosively in the cold air aloft. Could be an interesting afternoon.

Posted by: dcawx | June 7, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Is your location experiencing showers? Not much on radar, but let us know! Personally, I am curious how many "instability showers" will develop, but it should be few & far between.. (widely scattered)

Posted by: Camden-CapitalWeatherGang | June 7, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

The widely scattered showers/sprinkles mostly limited to Loudoun county have dissipated... and in most spots sky conditions are as forecast -- partly to mostly sunny. Somebody else could see a brief sprinkle or shower pop this afternoon -- but that will be the exception.

Posted by: CapitalWeatherGang | June 7, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Certainly was a "mixed bag" day out in Western LoCo. Gorgeous morning, got on the tractor to mow only to see dark ominous clouds to west/northwest. Wind picked up slightly and then sprinkles as I was half way through with the 4 acres!! They quickly moved on and I was able to finish. Absolutely perfect temp. though. Can I put in an order for this all summer? (RIGGHHT)

Posted by: worldtraveler83 | June 7, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

I would say it was too cool. I got used to the upper 80s.

Posted by: bastings | June 7, 2010 5:56 PM | Report abuse

Took pictures of Allens Fresh today from Budd's Creek Road as I was running the roads - couple of fellows in kayaks enjoying the day on the water. One of them took a picture of me taking a picture of him - waved and smiled and was on my way.

Posted by: waterfrontproperty | June 7, 2010 7:33 PM | Report abuse

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