Forecast: Warm Rebound, Cool Takeaway
March madness strikes again. After a brief warm-up today, the stubborn front just north of us will finally slip south of the area this afternoon. This frontal action will probably produce some showers as it passes by and then cool us down for the weekend. The good news on the front clearing our area? Sunshine Saturday, and a decent Sunday too.
Showers, breezy. Warm 60s. Early morning showers should give way to some late morning sunshine. However, the sunshine coupled with the cold front pushing through our area will contribute to some atmospheric instability. As a result, afternoon showers and even a thunderstorm could erupt, but not before we hit the mid to upper 60s. Winds will be breezy, out of the southwesterly direction.
Into the overnight hours, skies will clear as the front moves away. Temperatures will drop down to 35-40. Winds will shift to the colder, drier northwesterly direction.
Sunny, but breezy, mid-50s. Gorgeously refreshing weather awaits our Saturday, with sunny skies and a slight breeze out of the northwest. Temperatures may make it into the middle-50s with all this sunshine, but the breeze still might demand a light jacket or windbreaker.
During the evening, northerly breezes will diminish and temperatures will fall below 50 into the upper 30s downtown, but lower 30s in outlying spots like Gainesville and Gaithersburg. Skies will likely be partly cloudy.
Keep reading for the forecast through early next week. See NatCast for the forecast for Sunday night's regular-season opener at Nationals Park, and for Saturday night's exhibition game.
Partly cloudy and cool. Near 50. Partly cloudy skies and a cool easterly breeze off the cooler bay & Atlantic waters will keep us in the 40s to near 50 degrees. In the evening a warm front will approach, increasing clouds and providing a very slight chance of showers (20%) overnight. Winds will become southerly as temperatures drop just slightly, down to 40-45.
A LOOK AHEAD
Some widely scattered showers may continue into Monday although it should be mostly dry. A wind out of the south means, you guessed it, warm temperatures into the lower 60s.
Clearing skies Tuesday will only destabilize the atmosphere for potential afternoon showers and storms ahead of our next cold front. Warm southwesterly winds will likely rocket temperatures into the 70s.
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