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DC to Feel Like Summer This Week

By Alex Sosnowski, senior meteorologist.
August 27, 2014; 2:06 AM ET

Warm weather fans in the Washington, D.C., area will have something to be happy about this week. However bathers may face rough surf prior to the holiday weekend due to Cristobal.

A flow of dry, cool air that moved in over the weekend will be replaced by building warmth and humidity under sunshine through the middle of the week.

High temperatures each day of the week will be in the 80s F with 90-degree weather possible by Wednesday. Temperatures typically range from a low of 68 to a high of 85 during the last week of August.

AccuWeather RealFeel® temperatures will stop well short of extreme levels reached in the Midwest from Monday, where values reached the 120-degree mark.

The pattern will have fans buzzing and air conditioners humming, before a slight cooling trend toward the end of the week.

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For people trying to get a last-minute break at the beach, there is a concern prior to the weekend.

While Cristobal is forecast to remain at sea, the system will get strong enough and close enough to generate rough surf later this week . There will be the potential for rip currents to become strong and frequent Wednesday into Friday .

Meanwhile in the eastern Pacific, Marie became the strongest hurricane in years and will send big waves and dangerous surf toward Southern California this week.

For those traveling this Labor Day weekend, a zone of unsettled weather with showers and thunderstorms will move slowly eastward through the Central states.

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


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