DC: Dry Sunday Precedes New Week Warming Trend

By , Senior Meteorologist
August 24, 2014; 12:17 AM ET
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After Washington, D.C., welcomes a drier end to the weekend, a warm surge is on the horizon for the new week.

A southward push of dry air will sweep the rain chances away from the nation's capital by Sunday.

Some sunshine will also return for the afternoon after clouds start the day. Temperatures will then be able to rise to the lower 80s.

The weather will be perfect for outdoor weekend plans and sporting events, such as the baseball game between the Nationals and San Francisco Giants Sunday afternoon at Nationals Park.

Sunshine will dominate the city and its suburbs through Wednesday as a ridge of high pressure builds overhead. Temperatures will progressively trend upward through the 80s, reaching the 90-degree mark at midweek.

The new week will initially also feature continued low humidity before steamy air also surges back in at midweek, creating even higher AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures.

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While falling short of being described as extreme heat, the upcoming warmth will still cause issues for those who must engage in strenuous labor and sports. The same can be said for the elderly and those with respiratory issues.

Lovers of autumnlike weather will be happy with the news that yet another shot of cooler air will erase the upcoming warmth later in the week.

The same dip in the jet stream ushering in the cooler air should act as a shield protecting the Northeast from what is expected to become Tropical Storm Cristobal in the Atlantic.

However, Cristobal tracking off the East Coast would still put those hoping to enjoy one last vacation at Ocean City, Maryland, and the Delaware beaches before summer starts at risk for rough surf and rip currents toward the Labor Day holiday weekend.

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