Forecast: The Cool Continues
Late-week warming offset by spring showers.
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Today: Clouds and sun. 48-52. | Tonight: Clouds increase. 30-34.| Tomorrow: Cloudy. 47-51. | A Look Ahead
FORECAST IN DETAIL
Our normal high in D.C. in late March is near 60 degrees, but our real temperatures will struggle to keep pace today and tomorrow due to a combination of factors. Cool high pressure to the north is delivering a wedge of East Coast coolness, while approaching weather systems from the south and west will begin providing clouds and showers. The bottom line is the gloomy side of a struggling spring. Jason mentioned yesterday that we need rain and we certainly do. March is almost 2 inches below normal on rainfall.
Today (Tuesday): Cool conditions continue. But like yesterday, we'll see our share of sunshine. After a sub-freezing start, highs will again rise towards the upper 40s to lower 50s. A light wind from the north will blow at around 10 mph. Confidence: High
Tonight: There will be some increase in clouds late at night but temperatures should still be near or below freezing early in the morning. Look for a regional range of low temperatures from 28-33. Confidence: Medium-High
Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend...
Tomorrow (Wednesday): Clouds will combine forces with cool high pressure to the north to potentially prevent us from seeing highs much above 50 around the area. There is a chance for showers to arrive by evening (30%). Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow Night: Cloudy with showers likely (60%), but temperatures will not be nearly as chilly with low 40s likely. Confidence: Medium
Thursday inches warmer with low-to-mid 50s, but with showers again, some of them could be moderate to heavy in the afternoon. The sun will be mostly hidden away on this day. Confidence: Low-Medium
Friday is aiming to be our warmest day of the week with lower 60s arriving. Showers could stick around in the morning hours (with morning lows in the 40s again), but partly sunny skies should allow us to break toward above-normal temperatures by afternoon. Confidence: Medium
The final weekend of March is subject to change, but the latest thinking is for (and I apologize beforehand) clouds, showers, and high temperatures a little below normal (upper 50s to around 60). As of now, Saturday looks to be the wetter of the two days with some slow clearing possible later on Sunday. Lows should be in the 40s. Confidence: Low-Medium
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