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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 06/15/2012

Forecast: Can’t-complain weather until at least Monday

EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Partly to mostly sunny, pleasant. 78-83. | Tonight: Mainly clear. Mid-50s to mid-60s. | Tomorrow: Mostly sunny, still pleasant. Near 80 to low 80s. | Sunday: Mostly sunny. Low-to-mid 80s. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail

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FORECAST IN DETAIL


With weather like this the possibilities are endless for this weekend. It’ll be warm and sunny enough for the pool. But not too hot or humid for tennis or catching up on some gardening (since we are doing fairly well with soil moisture levels). The weather couldn’t be more perfect for the big Nats-Yankees series at Nats Park, or for just about anything you might have planned for Dad on Sunday. So get ready to get outdoors before more typical summer weather returns by Tuesday.

Today (Friday): A light breeze out of the east & northeast around 5-15 mph combines with increasingly lower humidity and - voila! - a refreshing June day is on tap. We’ll still see some clouds around but fewer than yesterday. Most of us should make it up to around 80 degrees, if not the low 80s, under the partly to mostly sunny skies. Just try to watch that sun exposure around lunchtime, with June’s sun angle being the highest of the year. Confidence: High

Tonight: Looking good for stargazers…and anyone with outdoor plans, actually. Dry and mostly clear conditions allow temperatures to gradually lower from evening readings in the 70s. Eventually we bottom out in the low-to-mid 60s downtown and mid-to-upper 50s outside the Beltway. Confidence: High

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Tomorrow (Saturday): Not much day-to-day change in this air mass, so you can expect temperatures returning to highs around 80 or into the low 80s. Even fewer clouds than Friday means mostly sunny skies. And humidity remains in the comfortably low range. What more could we ask for? Confidence: High

Tomorrow night: Straightforwardly nice & serene for all evening activities on land, sea or air. Evening readings head down through the 70s toward, ultimately, overnight lows once again in the mid-50s to mid-60s. Out super-late into the night? Glance skyward for David Streit’s astronomical recommendation. Confidence: Medium-High

Sunday (Father’s Day): Sun-filled and without that muggy feeling - that’s the story for Sunday as highs head for the low-to-mid 80s. Heading out on the water? From the looks of it, the water should be fine (and calm) if boating up to the “Sailabration” in Baltimore to commemorate part of the War of 1812. Any mariners out there disagree with my assessment? Let me know in the comments below. Confidence: Medium-High

A LOOK AHEAD

Sunday night looks alright with mid-to-upper 70s for the bulk of the evening (dinner outdoors?). Temperatures should gradually slip down before dawn into the upper 50s to mid-60s. As you may have guessed was coming eventually, a touch of that humid feeling may start creeping back in. Confidence: Medium-High

Monday may bring us closer to an average-feeling June day, thanks to a probably noticeable, but not dramatic, increase in humidity. Increased clouds are possible as well, yet highs should still reach the low-to-mid 80s. If clouds are substantial enough then we might only get to near 80. Just a slight (10-15%) chance a few showers pop up. Confidence: Medium

A muggier, though not oppressive, regime looks to settle in on Tuesday, as does warmer air. Upper 80s to near 90 looks like the range for highs. With this type of air mass, I shouldn’t rule out a 10-20% chance of an afternoon thundershower. Nothing too widespread or organized appears likely at this time, but we’ll watch it. Confidence: Low-Medium

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