A warmer weekend is in store for Washington, D.C., ahead of another batch of rain for early next week.
The typical high for the city this time of the year is 63 F.
High temperatures both days will be in the low to middle 60s.
The nicer of the two weekend days will be Sunday with sunshine and less wind.
In the wake of locally drenching rain and spotty thunderstorms from Friday night, a stiff breeze from the west and northwest will bring dry air into the region on Saturday.
A new storm forecast to brew near the Gulf coast this weekend will swing northeastward early next week with a dose of drenching rain.
The weather threatens to interfere with search, rescue and cleanup operations in the wake of the major 7.8-magnitude earthquake that has killed thousands of people with the death toll mounting.
Damaging wind and hail as large as softballs have been the main threats, and will continue to be throughout the overnight hours.
Sunny skies and cooler conditions will be the rule this week in Chicago.
In wake of a chilly Monday with spotty showers, warmer and drier weather will settle in for much of the week ahead.
Temperatures will have their ups and downs across the Northeast this week, starting off on a cool note before milder air moves in for the middle of the week.
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100 degrees F., highest recorded temperature.
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Destructive tornado hits town squarely; 52 dead, $2 million damage.
35" of snow at Summit, 39" of snow at Red Lodge and 28.1" of snow at Lewistown.