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Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 04/30/2008

Forecast: Another Cool Day Before Warming Trend

By Dan Stillman

Sixties today, 70s tomorrow, near 80 Friday

OK, yes. Yesterday's highs in the low 60s were rather cool, and won't go a lot higher today. But, these are also the sort of days to remember when summer heat and humidity arrive and some of you (you know who you are) make the annual claim that we skipped spring and went straight to summer. Still too cool, you say? Hang tight. Temperatures will be back in the 70s by tomorrow.

TODAY

Mostly sunny. Low 60s. We get off to a chilly start with early-morning lows in the mid 40s downtown and mid to upper 30s in the burbs. Mostly sunny skies will lift afternoon highs to the low 60s -- about 10 degrees below normal, but quite pleasant in the sun. Tonight, partly cloudy with lows in the mid to upper 40s (suburbs to city).

TOMORROW

Partly sunny. Low to mid 70s. A breeze from the south will boost temperatures back to where they should be this time of year -- to highs in the low 70s (mid 70s with enough sun) under a mix of sun and clouds. There's a small chance of a shower in the morning, but for the most part showers associated with a warm front to our north should stay north of the metro area.

Overnight, partly cloudy with lows in the mid 50s to near 60 (suburbs to city).

Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend. Also, see NatCast for the forecast for tonight's game at Nationals Park.

A LOOK AHEAD

On Friday, continued flow from the south along with a decent amount of sun should push highs to near 80, followed by a small chance or a shower or thunderstorm in the afternoon or evening. Confidence: Medium-High

As a cold front approaches, highs on Saturday will probably reach the mid to upper 70s. Increasing clouds and mugginess could bring a line of showers and thunderstorms by late afternoon, but more likely not until Saturday night. Confidence: Medium

The Sunday forecast depends on how quickly the cold front clears the area. It could move slow enough that clouds and a chance of showers linger into the morning, with clearing skies by midday and into the afternoon as highs near 70. Confidence: Medium

By Dan Stillman  | April 30, 2008; 5:00 AM ET
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