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Mostly clear and mild
Winds: W 10 mph
Mostly sunny and warm
Winds: W 5-10 mph
Partly cloudy, warm and more humid. 30% chance pm showers, t-storms.
Winds: S 10 mph
High pressure continues to build across the area and is producing an absolutely beautiful day. Earlier this afternoon, the temperatures reached 80 degrees at Reagan National Airport. It's the first time this month, it has been reached 80 degrees. In fact, happening on the 24th of May, it is one of the latest dates in May, on record, that we first reached the 80 degree mark. The high pressure area will move off the coast of the Carolina's over the next 48 hours. This will turn the winds to the south and increase humidity levels, as well as air temperatures.
We're forecasting mostly sunny and dry weather tomorrow with highs in the middle 80s. Thursday and Friday will be partly cloudy, very warm and more humid with a chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Highs, both days, will be in the middle to upper 80s.
Now, the forecast for the Memorial Day Weekend. Saturday will be just fine, mostly sunny with highs in the middle 80s west of the Chesapeake and in the 70s along the coast. The weather conditions across the entire area and at the Atlantic Beaches on Sunday and Monday will depend on the possible development of a low pressure system off the coast of Florida. Computer models are NOT in agreement over this potential. But we feel weather conditions may start to deteriorate later Sunday and Memorial Day.
Right now, we're forecasting partly sunny skies on Sunday with a 30% chance of late day showers for areas west of the Chesapeake. Highs will be in the lower 80s. At the Atlantic Beaches, we believe Sunday will become mostly cloudy with highs only near 70 degrees as winds become easterly.
On Monday, we think skies will be mostly cloudy with at least a 50% chance of rain with highs in the lower 70s. At the beaches, we think it will be cloudy and cool with periods of rain likely. with highs only in the 60s.!
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Today's Record Temperatures