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Beach forecast: Sunny with a chance of sand and fun

Thursday - 5/22/2014, 11:42am  ET

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Beachgoers enjoy an empty boardwalk at Fenwick Island Beach in Delaware Tuesday. By this weekend, area beaches will be crowded with families and sunworshippers. No matter your Memorial Day weekend destination, Lauryn Ricketts has your forecast covered. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)

WASHINGTON - If you are not already planning to travel this Memorial Day weekend, once you get wind of this forecast for our area beaches, you just might change your mind!

All in all it will be a great weekend. There could be a few passing, light showers Friday and into Saturday as an upper level disturbance floats around but high pressure will dominate. Humidity will creep up gradually for all locations by Sunday afternoon and into the daytime hours on Memorial Day.

The UV index will be high to very high all along the East Coast so please use skin protection (SPF 30 or high is suggested. Don't forget the hat and sunglasses) especially between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Ocean City and Delaware beaches (including Rehoboth, Dewey, Bethany, Fenwick Island)

Water Temperature: Around 60

Friday: There will be sunshine around with a few afternoon clouds - not too bad for traveling weather. A slight chance of a passing shower Friday afternoon into the nighttime hours, but it will be light. Daytime highs: Lower 70s. Overnight lows: Mid to upper 50s. Winds: NW 10-15 mph. Sunrise: 5:44 a.m. Sunset: 8:10 p.m.

Saturday: Sunshine continues for much of the day with just a few clouds around. If you are headed out early in the morning, there could be a little bit of a breeze. Yet another chance of an isolated passing shower in the afternoon hours. Day time highs: Lower to mid-70s with little humidity. Overnight lows: Mid to upper 50s. Winds: Northwest 5-10 mph. Sunrise: 5:43 a.m. Sunset: 8:11 p.m.

Sunday: Expect mainly sunshine on Sunday as temperatures creep up a notch. A beautiful and dry day! Daytime highs: Mid 70s. Overnight lows: Mid to upper 50s. Sunrise: 5:43 a.m. Sunset: 8:12 p.m.

Memorial Day: Beautiful! There will be plenty of sunshine around the region with just a touch of humidity. Daytime highs: Mid to upper 70s. Winds: S 5-10 mph. Sunrise: 5:42 a.m.

Virginia Beach, Sandbridge and other surrounding beaches

Water Temperature: Lower to mid 60s

Friday: Sunshine! It'll be a great day at the beach but lather on that sunscreen! Daytime highs: Mid 70s. Overnight lows: Around 60. Winds: Breezy, NW 10-15 mph. Sunrise: 5:52 a.m. Sunset: 8:10 p.m.

Saturday: Another great day out there with plenty of sunshine. There will be perhaps a few clouds here and there. Beautiful! Daytime highs: Lower to mid-70s. Overnight lows: Lower 60s. Winds: NW 10-15 mph, decreasing through the afternoon hours. Sunrise: 5:51 a.m. Sunset: 8:11 p.m.

Sunday: Another day with all sunshine and no threat of rain. Expect a touch more humidity. Daytime highs: Mid 70s. Overnight lows: Lower to mid-60s. Sunrise: 5:51 a.m. Sunset: 8:12 p.m.

Memorial Day: Beautiful with continued sunshine. Slightly warmer conditions and slightly humid. Daytime highs: Around 80. Winds: S 5-10 mph. Sunrise: 5:50 a.m.

The Outer Banks

Water Temperature: Mid to upper 60s (70s the further south you go along the coast line)

Friday: Evening isolated sprinkle possible otherwise looking at a mix of sun and clouds. Daytime highs: Low to mid 70s. Overnight lows: Mid 60s. Winds: NW 10-15 mph decreasing. Sunrise: 5:52 a.m. Sunset: 8:07 p.m.

Saturday: Besides very few clouds, mostly sunshine for your Saturday. Humidity will be on the rise. Daytime highs: Lower 70s. Overnight lows: Lower to mid-60s. Winds: N 5-10 mph Sunrise: 5:52 a.m. Sunset: 8:07 p.m.

Sunday: Another near perfect day with plenty of sunshine to go around. Daytime highs: Lower to mid-70s. Overnight lows: Mid 60s. Sunrise: 5:51 a.m. Sunset: 8:08 p.m.

Memorial Day: Still gorgeous and warming with sunshine and slightly more humid. Daytime highs: Mid 70s. Winds: SW 5-10 mph. Sunrise: 5:50 a.m.

And if you are staying in the D.C. region this weekend, like I am, you'll still get a good chance to enjoy some swim time as well as some backyard barbeque in celebration of Memorial Day.

Washington, D.C. and the WTOP listening area

Friday: A very slight chance of a light, passing shower possible, mainly in the afternoon and evening hours. But temperatures will move nicely into the mid-70s. Plenty of sunshine around with low humidity. Overnight lows fall to the mid to upper 50s. Winds: NW 10-20 mph, gusts up to 25 mph mph. Sunrise: 5:50 a.m. Sunset: 8:20 p.m.

Saturday: A few clouds but still expecting sunshine on Saturday. Temperatures stay in the mid-70s with a chance of some very isolated sprinkles. Overnight lows fall into the mid-50s. Winds: N 5-10 mph. Sunrise: 5:50 a.m. Sunset: 8:20 p.m.

Sunday: Another beautiful day in the region and slightly warmer! Expect full sunshine with a little bit more humidity around. Daytime highs: Mid to upper 70s. Overnight lows: Mid 50s. Sunrise: 5:49 a.m. Sunset: 8:21 p.m.

Memorial Day: Just a few clouds around for your Memorial Day but still nice and warm. Daytime highs: Upper 70s to lower 80s. Winds: Light. Sunrise: 5:48 a.m.

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