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    DC: Rainless, Summerlike Warmth to Continue Into Saturday

    By , AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist
    October 2, 2013; 12:00 PM ET
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    Rain-free and summerlike warmth will continue around the Washington, D.C. area into the first part of the weekend.

    A zone of high pressure will continue to hover around the Atlantic Seaboard keeping the atmosphere dry enough to prevent rain from developing in place or keep it from moving in from the west.

    The pattern will be very favorable for outdoor plans and construction projects with daytime highs in the 80s and nighttime lows in the 60s.

    The only potential travel problem will be patchy morning fog for commuters well north and west of the city.

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    A weak system may try to produce spotty showers over the northern Appalachians toward the weekend.

    It may not be until early next week when a cold front from the Midwest and perhaps a tropical system from the Gulf of Mexico combine forces to bring the next chance of rain to the Washington, D.C. area and much of the Atlantic Seaboard.

    Until then, temperatures will continue to average well above normal and rain should avoid the area.

    The last time it rained at Reagan National Airport was September 21, when 0.87 of an inch fell. Rainfall since August 1, 2013 has been about one-third of the normal of 6.75 inches.

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