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Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 05/ 3/2008

Forecast: Warm Repeat for Saturday

By Matt Rogers

But can Sunday be salvaged?

By Matt Rogers, Guest Forecaster

The beautiful bonus day on Friday looks to repeat today with only a few more clouds in the mix. Southerly winds will dominate and this means more opportunities for near 80-degree weather and dry conditions. Sunday had been looking like the gloomiest day of the weekend in earlier forecasts, but the latest computer weather models are offering a little hope for some sun in the afternoon (following some morning showers).


Partly to mostly cloudy. High near 80. Clouds will certainly be on the increase over the area, partly due to debris from major thunderstorms out in the Midwest and Tennessee Valley this evening. But the weather will be dry during the day and temperatures should successfully reach the 80 mark in most spots as the sun makes intermittent appearances. Look for some stronger breezes though by the afternoon.

This evening gets a bit more complicated as showers and thunderstorms attempt to march through, particularly toward midnight and deep into the overnight hours. Lows in the lower 60s.

Keep reading for the forecast for Sunday into early next week. Also, be sure to check out NatCast.


Wet start, nicer finish. Low-mid 70s. Look for lingering shower activity in the morning on Sunday with plenty of clouds. The second half of Sunday is indeed looking salvageable for an afternoon walk or other outdoor activity as clouds should break and the sun returns.

Winds shifting to the north means a cooler night with clearing skies and lows dropping down to the lower 50s city (mid to upper 40s in the suburbs and exurbs).


Dry conditions with mainly northerly breezes should offer some nice springtime weather on Monday and Tuesday with highs mainly in the lower to middle 70s and still a little chill in the overnight temperatures (50s city, 40s burbs).

Confidence: Medium

Matt Rogers is a meteorologist (Penn State, 1994) and Washington DC resident. He is the director of the weather group for MDA Federal in Rockville, MD and has been consulting for weather-sensitive industries for fourteen years.

By Matt Rogers  | May 3, 2008; 5:00 AM ET
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I can't believe I was up before you guys this morning. Today's forecast is great news for birdwatchers (which is why I'm up so early).

Posted by: Murre | May 3, 2008 5:18 AM | Report abuse

Can't believe I'm up either, but today's forecast is also great for doing various boat chores. I can honestly say that if I had correctly estimated the amount of work that I'm ending up doing to this boat, I might not have bought her. Maybe. ;-)

Posted by: ~sg | May 3, 2008 7:17 AM | Report abuse

Have a garden tour starting Sunday at 10 a.m. Will rain be over by then?

Posted by: steve takoma park md | May 3, 2008 1:49 PM | Report abuse

steve -- Looking at the latest data, I think it's quite likely the threat of rain will be over by then, if not earlier.

Posted by: Dan, Capital Weather Gang | May 3, 2008 8:12 PM | Report abuse

It was so freaking hot out there today... I am dreading the summer heat.

Posted by: Period | May 3, 2008 10:23 PM | Report abuse

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