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PM Update: Bye bye rain, hello sun and wind

Clearer skies are already returning to the area, and there’s only more of that to come over the next few days. Just in time for the weekend!! When you step outside, you’ll also notice that a wind from the northwest and west has kicked up and it’s bringing in drier air along for the ride. We stick with daytime temperatures around or above today’s readings in the upper 60s to near 70 right on through this mostly delightful time ahead.

Through Tonight: There’s a clearing trend on tap heading into and through the night, though we may be slow to fully kick the threat of partly cloudy as the departing storm still tries to rotate some moisture over us. Other than that, prepare for breezes and cool temperatures dipping into the 50s shortly after sunset. Lows ranging from the mid-40s to near 50 get an added chill, thanks to wind speeds around 10 mph with higher gusts.

Saturday and Sunday: We’ve got a weekend full of sun and highs near 70. Perfect... right? Well, almost. In the wake of the latest storm system, gusty winds from the west and northwest may slightly tarnish each day, though Sunday is looking like the pick of the weekend. Winds blow strongest on Saturday with sustained winds from the west as high as 20 mph and gusts near or past 30 mph. By Sunday, they weaken to about 10 mph, but some gusts around 20 mph are still possible. Highs Saturday reach the upper 60s to near 70 with near 70 to low 70s on Sunday. Saturday night low? Mainly in the 40s.

See Camden Walker’s forecast through the beginning of next week. And if you haven’t already, join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter .

Pollen update: The last 24 hour report has been washed out due to recent rain.

Ian Livingston is a forecaster/photographer and information lead for the Capital Weather Gang. By day, Ian is a defense and national security researcher at a D.C. think tank.


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