Cooler weather to last into the week

August 20, 2012|By Scott Dance

The cooler weather that set in this weekend, with highs in the 70s and 80s, is forecast to last for at least a few more days. In this case, the cooler weather is about normal for this time of year, though.

Temperatures are expected to remain in the 80s through the week, according to the National Weather Service, with highs in the lower 80s through Thursday and back up to the upper 80s for Friday and Saturday. Lows are forecast in the upper 60s.

Normal for this time of year are highs of about 85 degrees and lows of 65 degrees. Still, after so many stretches in the 90s and 100s this summer, it feels much cooler.

Sunday's high of 76 degrees at BWI Marshall Airport was the second-coldest since early June. (A 69-degree high on July 21 is the coldest.) The low of 61 degrees was the coldest since late June.

August's average temperature of 78.6 degrees so far is 2.7 degrees above normal, though more days like Sunday could help bring that down. Seven days so far this month have reached the 90s.

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