D.C. Forecast: Warm Saturday, hottest days of season coming soon

This Afternoon:Partly Cloudy, Showers Possible Highs: 80-85 Rain: 40% Chance Tonight:Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers, Fog Lows: 67-75 Wind: S 5-10 mph Sunday:Partly Sunny, Warm & Humid Highs: 86-90 Wind: S 5-10 mph

The fog has burned off as skies have turned partly cloudy, particularly east of the Blue Ridge.{ } All the flood warnings{ }have expired{ }as the { }Washington area, particularly Northern Virginia, recovers from some record rainfall.{ } Dulles Airport tallied{ }nearly 5 inches of rain between Thursday and Friday, while Annapolis and areas on the eastern shore received between 3 and 5 inches.{ } If the season seems especially wet, the statistics bear out that hunch: at all three area airports, the year to date rainfall { }totals{ }are nearly 10 inches higher than last year.

Friday was not only one of the wettest days, it was also one of{ }the coolest.{ } The high temperature at Reagan National was only 76, a full 13 degrees below the seasonal norm.{ } Today is already a bit warmer, but still below average: look for highs in the low to mid 80s under{ }partly cloudy skies.{ } Some showers and even a thunderstorm are possible as the unusual westward progression of rain continues.{ } Most of the activity however, should be confined to the southeast.{ } Scattered showers are possible again in the overnight hours, but Sunday should be a mostly dry day, albeit warmer and more humid.{ } Highs on Sunday should be in the upper 80s.

Thereafter, get ready to find a cool place as high pressure, sunny skies, high humidity, and soaring temperatures arrive in DC.{ } The hottest week of the year is likely as daytime highs in the mid 90s with heat indices around 100 are likely into next weekend.{ } Enjoy the relative cool of this Saturday!