Forecast: Super Mild Air to Ease Cooler
Today: Partly sunny and breezy. 60-64. | Tonight: Mostly clear. 26-31. | Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. 51-55. | A Look Ahead
FORECAST IN DETAIL
I expected yesterday to be warm, but the degree of the warmth caught even me by surprise. Most spots soared into the 60s, and Dulles Airport set a record at 65. Today will remain on the mild side, but the passage of a cold front mid-day will prevent any new records from being set. Temperatures will shift slightly downward by late in the afternoon even as they remain somewhat above average from that point well into next week...
Today (Sunday): Temperatures won't have dropped significantly overnight, so we'll wake up to a rather mild early morning -- with most places in the 40s. By mid-day, temperatures will rise into the low 60s even as clouds increase ahead of a cold front. The front could produce a few sprinkles or a light shower (20% chance), but its main impact will be to switch winds from out of the southwest to out of the northwest (at 10-15 mph, with higher gusts). This will help usher in some cooler air, but probably not until late in the afternoon or the evening. Confidence: Medium-High
Tonight: Skies will gradually clear, with temperatures dropping back down to freezing or below. Lows will range from 26-31 (suburbs-city). Confidence: Medium-High
Keep reading for the forecast into early next week.
Tomorrow (Monday): We'll have a ton of sunshine, and despite a somewhat cooler airmass overhead, we should still warm into the 50s. Winds will be light. Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow Night: A wind from the south will return, providing some clouds and preventing temperatures from falling below freezing. Lows should range from 34-39 (suburbs-city). Confidence: Medium-High
Tuesday brings mild temperatures but mostly cloudy skies on a wind from the south. A few sprinkles can't be ruled out, with highs in the mid-50s. A period of showers is possible Tuesday night as a warm front lifts northward through the region. Lows should only be in the 40s. Confidence: Medium
Very mild conditions may return for Wednesday. A cold front will likely approach late, but warm air will spread north out of ahead it, with highs perhaps into the 60s. By evening, showers may develop as the cold front passes through the region. Confidence: Medium
Early heads-up: A colder pattern and some storminess could return by next weekend. The Snow Lover's Crystal Ball may need to get dusted off...
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