Forecast: A Wind-Chilled Wednesday; Still No Rain
But rain a good bet for Saturday
Yesterday was the 20th day in a row with no measurable rain recorded at National, Dulles or BWI airports. That streak will likely reach 23, before a pretty good chance of rain arrives for Saturday -- and it could be of the soaking variety. In the meantime, mostly sunny and cool will be the rule. A gusty breeze will make for a chilly day today.
Breezy. Mostly sunny. Mid 50s. Winds from the north around 15 mph, with gusts to near 25 mph, will put a chill on morning temperatures in the 40s. Winds let up a bit during the afternoon as highs only make it to the mid 50s despite bright sunshine.
Tonight, winds die down some more as evening temperatures in the 40s to near 50 drop to overnight lows near 40 downtown, low-to-mid 30s in the burbs.
Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend.
Mostly sunny. Light winds. Mid 50s to near 60. Tomorrow is pretty much a clone of today, minus the wind. Under mostly sunny skies, afternoon highs should reach the mid 50s to near 60 with light winds (5-10 mph) from the north or northeast.
Overnight, lows near 30 in the coolest suburbs. Upper 30s to near 40 in the District.
More sunshine starts the day Friday but with some increasing clouds during the afternoon. Highs should make it to the mid 60s. Confidence: Medium-High
Turning partly to mostly cloudy Friday night as an area of rain approaches from the west and an overnight breeze picks up. The clouds will keep temperatures from dropping too far -- lows in the upper 40s (burbs) to low-to-mid 50s downtown. Some showers could reach the metro area by morning. Confidence: Medium
Rain is looking more and more like a pretty good bet for Saturday. In fact, the day could be a washout, though it's still early to make a definitive call on something like that. Yeah, the timing stinks. But we sure could use a good soaking. It'll be an overcast and breezy day with highs probably in the upper 50s to near 60. Confidence: Medium
Showers may linger Saturday night into Sunday morning, eventually giving way to a partly sunny Sunday with highs in the 60s. Confidence: Medium
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