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Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 03/14/2008

Forecast: A Mild End to the Week

By Camden Walker

Cooler over the weekend, damp at times

WeatherCamHigh temperatures peak well into the 60s today after rising slowly for five consecutive days. But we pay a price with a cooling trend and increasing winds over the weekend not to mention showery weather tonight and tomorrow night. Fortunately, Sunday should be on the dry side, albeit brisk.


Cloudy, chance of p.m. showers. Around 65. Clouds seize the day with evening showers a possibility. At least it will be warm and any late-day showers should be light and scattered. Expect high temperatures in the mid 60s except sunnier spots could potentially hit 70! Winds should be only about 10 mph, out of the southerly direction.

Overnight, showers (50% chance) may dot the area. Temperatures will only fall into the upper 40s. It will stay cloudy, even if the rain is neither widespread nor persistent.


Variably cloudy, p.m light rain. Mid 50s The day's weather will vary from morning to night. After breakfast, skies may partially clear, with temperatures reaching the mid 50s. However, foreboding music please, the evening will quickly cloud-over again. Rain may begin around dinner time.

Into the overnight, some wind-whipped rain could fall through the late night hours, although the steadiest rain will likely be south of the metro area. Temperatures will drop to near 40 downtown and into the mid 30s in the colder suburbs as winds pick up out of the northwest. Rain should end by dawn.

Keep reading for the forecast through early next week.

Spring is here!
Flowers pop-up in Glover Park (DC), by Capital Weather Gang photographer Ian Livingston.


Clearing, windy and cool. Upper 40s. Winds will be active from the northwest, at nearly 20 mph. But those breezes will help us dry out during the morning. Temperatures will hopefully break out of the 40s, and hit 50 in the metro area - although I wouldn't count on it. Overnight, most locations will dip just below freezing.


Sunny and mild conditions open our week on Monday. Bright mid 50s appear likely with not much wind.

Clouds may increase Tuesday, but it will be mild. Temperatures near 60 should raise your spirits, especially since showers may not hit until after rush hour that night. Fingers crossed!

By Camden Walker  | March 14, 2008; 5:00 AM ET
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Will the wind on Sunday affect air travel?

Posted by: Anonymous | March 14, 2008 7:05 AM | Report abuse

OK, I hate it when other people do this... but can I get a specialized forecast? I am running a 1/2 marathon at the Va Beach oceanfront on Sunday morning. Am I looking at rain or anything else that might cause extra misery? The race is roughly from 7am-11am

Posted by: Anne | March 14, 2008 7:27 AM | Report abuse

Wind on Sunday should not affect air travel, no.

Posted by: Camden, Capital Weather Gang | March 14, 2008 7:47 AM | Report abuse

Anne, for the first of of the race there could be a few raw showers passing through. Most of the race you will have to contend with NW winds. bundle up; and don't expect your best race time during these challenging weather conditions.

Posted by: Camden, Capital Weather Gang | March 14, 2008 7:55 AM | Report abuse

Can't wait to hear the rain tomorrow night!

NOAA: Coolest Winter Since 2001 for U.S., Globe

Ohhhhhhhhh the irony in that....

Posted by: weatherdudeVA (Lake Ridge) | March 14, 2008 7:55 AM | Report abuse

Can't wait to hear the rain tomorrow night!

NOAA: Coolest Winter Since 2001 for U.S., Globe

Ohhhhhhhhh the irony in that....

Posted by: weatherdudeVA (Lake Ridge) | March 14, 2008 7:56 AM | Report abuse

Sorry for the double post! Lovely school computers at their best, lol.

Haha, we just had a tornado drill. Is this tornado safety week? I thought it was in April.

Posted by: weatherdudeVA (Lake Ridge) | March 14, 2008 8:12 AM | Report abuse

WeatherDude - I am sure they had to bump it up because we turned the clocks ahead earlier this year. ;)

Posted by: John - Burke | March 14, 2008 10:32 AM | Report abuse

AM Canadian lightning for North America:

Isolated strikes over AL and on CO/NM border. More isolated activity in the GOM and off the Atlantic coast. Gulf activity could correlate with possible cyclogenesis down there.

DanceCast this evening: Scattered showers. Much of Saturday now looks clear.

Nastiest weather now being forecast: rain midweek next week.

Posted by: El Bombo | March 14, 2008 11:13 AM | Report abuse

The first game at Nationals Park is scheduled for 3/22, next Saturday 1:00, with GWU playing St. Joseph's. Any long range look at rain/clear and warm/cold?

I am going to keep posting about this baseball stuff until, too excited not too.

Posted by: Alex | March 14, 2008 11:37 AM | Report abuse

Alex, I am worried our moist weekend pattern could continue; chances for a wet opening day are greater than a dry opening. unfortunate! we'll keep you updated as the day draws closer...

Posted by: Camden, Capital Weather Gang | March 14, 2008 11:48 AM | Report abuse

the clouds are fairly thin recently- I am seeing a lot of sunlight (filtered but, still...)

Posted by: Camden, Capitalweather | March 14, 2008 2:39 PM | Report abuse

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