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Memorial Day weekend weather: heat is on the way

Pleasant Saturday with only a few isolated showers.

WASHINGTON — The weather takes a turn for the better over the long holiday weekend.  Only a stray shower Saturday and much warmer Sunday and Monday as highs in the 90s make a comeback. 

Quick Forecast:
Saturday: Partly cloudy and pleasant with a stray shower. High: 80.
Saturday Night:  Clear to partly cloudy and comfortable. Low: 64.
Sunday: Mostly sunny and warm.  High: 85.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear and warm. Lows:66.
Memorial Day: Mostly sunny, dry, and hot! High: 90.

Forecast Discussion:

Saturday will be pleasant and not humid with only an isolated shower possible. No need to plan around the isolated showers, they will be light and few and far between. After 5 p.m. the risk of showers is over so fire up the grill. Comfortable Saturday night with lows in the upper 50s and 60s Downtown. Warmer Sunday with plenty of sunshine but not humid. Let's all remember to put on the sunscreen this weekend. Cool but nice at the beach after an isolated shower Saturday. 

More sunshine Sunday with temperatures starting off in the low to mid 60s. By the afternoon we will warm into the low to mid 80s. Skies will be sunny and clear all day! Outdoor plans will be a go from sun up to sun down.

Memorial Day will be hot, sunny, and pleasant. Be prepared for mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the low 90s. Even though it will be hot, humidity values will be low so it won't feel too stick outside.

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Detailed Forecast:
Saturday: Partly cloudy and pleasant, isolated shower possible. Highs: 77 - 82. Winds: WNW 10.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy. : Lows: 58 - 64. Winds: Light.
Sunday: Partly sunny, warm, and not humid. Highs: 79 - 84. Winds: WSW 10.
Sunday Night: Clear. Lows: 60 - 66. Winds: S 5.
Memorial Day: Mostly sunny and hot. Low humidity. Highs: 85 - 90. Winds: SW 5 - 10 MPH.

Long Range Forecast:

Tuesday and Wednesday will be hot and more humid. Highs will be in the mid 90s Tuesday.  Wednesday will feature a few more clouds with a chance for a stray shower and highs around 90.  Most of the day will be dry.  Thursday is our next chance for showers and thunderstorms.  Highs will be in the 80s with a few spots briefly hitting 90 degrees. Skies will start to clear out by Friday with temperatures taking a tumble, into the low 80s. More sunshine and comfortable temperatures are on the way for the weekend.  

Extended Outlook:
Tuesday: Mostly sunny and hot. Highs: 88 - 93.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny and hot, stray shower. Highs: 85 - 90.
Thursday: Increasing clouds with afternoon showers and storms. Highs: 83 - 87.
Friday: Partly sunny and cooler. Highs: 76 - 81.
Saturday: Mostly sunny and pleasant. Highs: 75 - 80.

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