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      D.C. Forecast: Seasonably warm for the weekend, but hotter next week

      This Afternoon:Mostly Sunny, Seasonably Warm Highs: 83-88 Wind: NE 5-10 mph Tonight:Partly Cloudy & Mild Lows: 62-72 Wind: S 5-10 mph Monday:Partly Sunny & Comfortably Warm Highs: 82-86 Wind: SE 5-10 mph

      When it comes to weekend weather, the Washington area continues to lead a charmed life.{} For while last Saturday was rather dreary, all the other weekend days for the past 6 weeks have been picture perfect.{} Thus, after some heavy downpours this past week and a few days of high humidity, both today and tomorrow look to be partly to mostly sunny and seasonably warm with highs each day in the low to mid 80s.{} And with dew points in the upper 50s and lower 60s, the humidity will be quite tolerable.{} The high pressure that will be our benefactor throughout the period will begin to drift to the south on Monday, bringing warmer and more humid air our way.{} Tuesday and Wednesday in particular should be quite sultry with highs in the lower 90s and chances of thunderstorms both days.{}

      The good news is that a cold front on Wednesday evening should clear skies and start to humble the humidity just in time for the 4th of July.{} With sunny skies, drier air, and highs in the low 80s, the 4th looks like it could be a Yankee Doodle Dandy of a day!{} Enjoy your weekend.