Forecast: Nice Today, Then Wet and Cooler
Rainy late Friday and Saturday; dropping temperatures
First things first: Today will be quite pleasant with a lot of sun and highs in the upper 50s. A sprawling area of low pressure, however, will approach the region from the southwest on Friday, bringing showery conditions during the second half of the day through much of Saturday. Drier weather, along with noticeably cooler temperatures, will return on Sunday through the start of next week.
Sunny. Upper 50s. Expect abundant sunshine today along with light winds and highs slightly above average, in the upper 50s. Get out and enjoy the weather while you can! ... before it goes downhill tomorrow.
Increasing clouds overnight with lows dropping to near 40 downtown, a few degrees cooler in the suburbs.
Mostly cloudy. Showers developing. Upper 40s. You'll likely wake up to mostly cloudy skies on Friday as a storm closes in on the D.C. area from the southwest. A few showers are possible during the late morning, but precipitation is more likely during the afternoon and evening hours. Expect cooler high temperatures in the upper 40s.
You'll need to take the umbrella with you on Friday night as periods of rain along with an increasing breeze will make for unpleasant conditions. Overnight lows probably won't drop below the low 40s.
Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend and into next week.
Prepare for windy and rainy conditions during much of the first half of the day Saturday. Warm air ahead of an approaching cold front may allow for early highs in the 50s, dropping into the 40s by the late afternoon. Scattered showers may linger through the afternoon and early evening hours, perhaps ending as a period of wet snow over the far north and west suburbs as colder air pushes in. Partial clearing and becoming much colder Saturday night, with lows in the low 20s.
In a dramatic change from Saturday's wind and rain, Sunday will feature bright sunshine along with very chilly afternoon high temperatures struggling to get much above the low 40s. Clear and cold Sunday night, with lows dropping to the low 20s across the coolest suburbs to the upper 20s downtown.
A LOOK AHEAD
Plan for mostly sunny skies on Monday with continued below-normal temperatures in the mid 40s for highs and upper 20s for overnight lows.
Temperatures should moderate somewhat on Tuesday with continued mostly sunny skies and highs near 50.
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