Weather Forecast: After a cloudy start, sun is here for the afternoon

      This Afternoon:Partly Cloudy Highs: Around 70 Wind: NW 5 Tonight:Partly Cloudy Lows: Low 50s Wind: E 5-10 Wednesday:Partly Sunny with Afternoon Showers Highs: Upper 60s Precipitation: 30% P.M.

      High pressure over the Great Lakes will draw in less humid air and cooler temperatures today.{ } The batch of showers and isolated thunderstorms last night wasn't really needed, but did help spruce up the garden and should bring the pollen count down a little.

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      { }A stationary front over North Carolina will lift northward tomorrow and bring a few afternoon showers across the region.{ } This will allow warm air to surge into D.C. beginning on Thursday and bring our temperatures into the 80s.{ } The warmer air will stay put for several days.{ } A few thunderstorms are possible over the weekend.{ }

      I hope you have a chance to watch ABC7 News at 11p.m. tonight.{ } I will have a special report on how a developing El Nino could impact Washington, D.C. this winter.