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    DC: Clouds, Spotty Rain for Some Weekend Activities

    By , AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist
    August 8, 2014; 1:44 PM ET
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    A storm responsible for drenching rain over part of the Central states this week will brush the Washington, D.C., area this weekend with nothing more than a bit of rain at times

    While dry air will win the battle into Friday, the region will be on the edge of drenching rain over southern and central Virginia, and dry, sunny weather over New England this weekend.

    With some cloud cover and spotty rain both days of the weekend will bring cooler-than-average air by day and seasonable conditions at night. Typical highs this time of the year are around 87 F, with lows near 70 F.

    When the sun and moon are visible this weekend, they may seem hazy at times. The haze will not likely be from high humidity. Smoke from fires thousands of miles away in northern Canada can drift over head on occasion.

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    Cool air will stick around the Northeast into next week.

    Warmer weather relative to normal is forecast for the second half of August.

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