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DC: Dry Weather, Warmth to Hold Through Sunday

By Alex Sosnowski, senior meteorologist.
June 8, 2014; 3:37 AM ET

Dry and warm weather will hold through Sunday around the Washington, D.C., area.

The weather this weekend will continue to feature some of the best conditions for most outdoor activities since last summer.

Rain will stay away from the nation's capital through Sunday as temperatures once again rise into the 80s. Humidity levels will begin to increase on Sunday.

At Long Pond, Pennsylvania, for the Pocono 400 on Sunday, sunshine will throttle the temperature to near 80 F after a traditional cool early June start in the mountains. Thunderstorms building to the west in the afternoon should hold off until after the race.

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If it is the beach you had in mind for swimming this weekend, remember surf temperatures are in the middle to upper 60s and can pose a risk of cold water shock for some individuals.

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Get your fill of sunshine and outdoor plans in this weekend, as much of the upcoming week is likely to be unsettled with showers and thunderstorms around on a nearly daily basis. The rainfall can affect part of the metro area Sunday night.

The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of AccuWeather, Inc. or AccuWeather.com

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