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Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 06/04/2011

Forecast: Mostly sweet Saturday. Sunday showers?

Chance of showers/t’storms Saturday evening

originally posted at 5 a.m., updated at 3 p.m.

3:00 p.m. update: A cluster of showers and thunderstorms, currently over central and southern Pennsylvania, may make an early evening appearance over the metro region, particularly the north and northeast suburbs. Rain chances will vary from 60 percent near Baltimore, to 40 percent in the District to 20 percent in Manassas. The most likely timing for any rain would be between 5 and 9 p.m. northeast to southwest. We’ll keep you posted.

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EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Mostly to partly sunny, not too humid. Near 80 to low 80s. | Tonight: Partly to mostly cloudy. Chance of a few showers, t’storm. | Tomorrow: Partly to mostly cloudy. 40% chance of showers, isolated t’storm. Upper 70s to mid-80s. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail

FORECAST IN DETAIL

Today’s a plenty nice way to start the weekend, even with the potential for some clouds at times especially later in the day. Tomorrow, however, is more of a question mark as a fair amount of clouds and possible showers could get in the way of what once looked like a sunnier and warmer Sunday. Monday and Tuesday likely bring a return to typical early-June weather - warm, a bit humid, and just a chance of an isolated storm.

Today (Saturday): It’s a little cool if you’re up early, with early-morning temps climbing through the 50s and 60s. Mostly sunny skies may cloud up some by midday or afternoon with awesome afternoon highs near 80 to the low 80s. Light winds and pretty low humidity add a nice touch to a nice day. Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: Skies turn partly to mostly cloudy as a cold front tries to muster a stray evening shower (20% chance) and a few overnight showers or a t’storm (30% chance) with lows ranging through the 60s. Confidence: Medium

Keep reading for the forecast into the coming work week...

Tomorrow (Sunday): The Sunday forecast has taken a decidedly downward turn from earlier in the week (not the best of news for Post Hunt participants), though parts of the day may still be salvageable. We’re looking at partly to mostly cloudy skies, a 40% chance of showers, and maybe an isolated afternoon storm as a cold front struggles to sink south of the area. With enough clouds and showers, highs may stall in the upper 70s. On the other hand, if we get some decent breaks of sun, then low-to-mid 80s might be within reach. Confidence: Low-Medium

Tomorrow night: Shower chances should decrease Sunday night with lows mostly in the low-to-mid 60s under partly cloudy skies. Confidence: Medium

A LOOK AHEAD

Monday and Tuesday feature gradually warming temperatures, from highs in the low-to-mid 80s Monday to mid-to-upper 80s Tuesday, and the humidity edges up a notch by Tuesday as well. Could see an isolated shower or storm each day but I doubt much more than that (if that). Confidence: Medium

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