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Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 04/18/2008

Forecast: Sunny & Warm 'Til a Sunday Storm

By Camden Walker

WeatherCamOver the next couple of days, you will experience ultimate spring time weather: warmth in the 80s, but with low humidity! Sunday will be cloudy, cooler, and will offer the metro region a chance of rain.


Beautiful. Low 80s. Your wake-up could feel crisp, around the 50 degree mark; however, the clear skies will allow the sun to catapult the temperature to the 80 degree mark, and beyond. Humidity will remain a non-issue, so enjoy a temperature that will feel exactly as it is meant to be felt! (In July, 83 will often feel closer to 90.) If you expect to be out in the sunshine for more than an hour, remember UV rays are strong this time of year... bring your sunscreen.

Into the evening and overnight hours, one or two clouds will stray across the moon's path. Temperatures will fall slowly from the 60s, into the mid-to-upper 50s by dawn.


Warm, maybe breezy. Low 80s. Not the same clear, cloud-free sky today--but still darn nice. Temperatures will still pop up to at least 80 degrees, despite a few more clouds in the sky. Breezes out of the SSE will add some movement to the air around you, as well. There shouldn't be any mugginess--so all in all, a nearly-perfect day to be enjoyed.

After dinnertime, skies will begin clouding up. Breezes will intermittently continue out of the south & easterly direction; but, rain chances are only around 30%. Low temperatures will hover around the 60 degree mark throughout our cloud-blanketed region.

Keep reading for the forecast through early next week. Unsettled? Still warm?


Cloudy with rain showers. 60s. A wave of low pressure will approach the area. The amount of rain we get will depend on its track. A more southerly track provides the best chance of steady rain whereas a track to the north may produce just a few spotty showers. High temperatures will hover in the low 60s if the rain is steady, but may warm to near 70 if showers are scattered and the overcast isn't as dense.

Overnight, clouds may persist with a few lingering showers possible (40%) over your area. Low temperatures will dip into the upper 50s.


A return to near 70 degree warmth arrives Monday. Shower chances are low, but skies will remain mostly cloudy as a result of moist flow off the ocean. Confidence: Medium

On Tuesday, our easterly flow will continue, but we should see some sunshine, especially during the afternoon. Temperatures may reach the low 70s. Confidence: Medium

By Camden Walker  | April 18, 2008; 5:00 AM ET
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code yellow today...where's an arctic outbreak when you need one?

Posted by: missy | April 18, 2008 7:43 AM | Report abuse

I clicked on the pollen link, but it is not available. Will that site be back?

Posted by: snowlover2! | April 18, 2008 7:46 AM | Report abuse

snowlover2! -- the pollen link seems to be up and working again

Posted by: Capital Weather Gang | April 18, 2008 9:15 AM | Report abuse

... and now it's down again. we'll fix this asap. thanks for bringing to our attention

Posted by: Capital Weather Gang | April 18, 2008 9:56 AM | Report abuse

Many hope to attend the Earth Day concert on the Mall Sunday - will it be cloudy and cooler all day, or will the changeover occur at some point during the day?

Posted by: Rishi | April 18, 2008 10:27 AM | Report abuse

Rishi - things look unsettled through midday on Sunday. play it safe and take an umbrella!

Posted by: Camden, Capital Weather Gang | April 18, 2008 11:23 AM | Report abuse

Cam - many thanks, as usual!

Posted by: Rishi | April 18, 2008 3:32 PM | Report abuse

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