DC: Welcome Dry Spell to Hold Until Midweek

By , Senior Meteorologist
May 19, 2014; 8:49 PM ET
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The welcome stretch of dry weather around Washington, D.C., will only hold through Tuesday.

An area of high pressure will allow dry weather to dominate through Tuesday as temperatures gradually rebound.

Lawns and gardens that became soaked Friday morning and were deemed too wet to mow or plant in over the weekend will have a chance to dry out.

Levels on the Potomac River and other rivers will continue to recede, while other outdoor activities will be able to go on as scheduled without interruptions.

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Temperatures will climb to the upper 70s on Tuesday. However, summerlike heat and humidity will remain suppressed south of Washington, D.C.

Warmer and more humid air will pour in on Wednesday, setting the stage for a storm system to ignite another round of showers and thunderstorms. The afternoon will likely be more active than the morning and some of the thunderstorms will turn heavy and gusty.

Outdoor plans later Wednesday may have to be delayed, postponed or moved indoors.

The storm will open the door for more comfortable air to arrive late in the week and for the start of the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

While temperatures will quickly trend upward for Memorial Day, it will likely not be hot and humid for the unofficial start to summer.

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