Except for the beaches and mountains, rain will avoid much of the Washington, D.C., area through Sunday.
A wedge of dry air along the I-95 corridor from New England to northern Virginia will fight to keep rain away.
The cool air that expanded from the Midwest will stick around through Sunday.
Despite some cloud cover and lower-than-average temperatures for July, the weather will be ideal for most outdoor activities ranging from jogging, swimming and Nationals baseball to construction, yard work and painting projects.
However, for people heading to the beach, a weak tropical system over the Atlantic could bring rain for a time this weekend. Spotty, drenching thunderstorms will also drift northward over the mountains.
Temperatures at night into the weekend will dip into the lower 60s in some of the northern and western suburbs but will stop near 70 F in urban areas and at the beach.
The risk of thunderstorm activity will increase in the I-95 corridor next week as temperature and humidity levels trend upward. Depending on the amount of sunshine, 90-degree temperatures could return for a few days.
Meteorologist Chyna Glenn contributed content to this story.
While lacking across a large part of the United States on Christmas Day, arctic air is set to make a comeback during the final days of 2014.
Ski areas will welcome the fresh power that will blanket mountains from the Alps and Apennines into the Balkans.
A storm will spread rain and disruptive snow across southeast Europe Sunday into Monday.
As snow winds down over the Central states during the weekend between Christmas and New Year's Day, a new storm will ramp up over the Northwest and will lead to travel disruptions.
There is the risk of flooding from Louisiana to Alabama this weekend, while rain may lead to travel delays in a large part of the South and spotty rain and snow reach the Northeast.
As the year comes to a close and people prepare to celebrate the start of 2015, many will be bundling up as cold weather stretches from coast to coast.
South Pole, Antarctica (1978)
Record all time high of 7.5 degrees F.
Erie, PA (1989)
December, 1989 became the snowiest month on record. (The month ended with a total of 63.2" beating the record of 62.4" from January, 1978).
Amarillo, TX (2000)
20.2" of snow - the all time 24 hour December record.