Forecast: Early Spring Fever
Today: Mostly cloudy. 71-75. | Tonight: Cloudy, chance of showers. 49-52. | Tomorrow: Clouds and sun. 66-69. | A Look Ahead
FORECAST IN DETAIL
This weekend concludes with more beautiful spring weather - two weeks ahead of the equinox. For another day, temperatures nearly 20 degrees above normal warm the region. Then, a chance of overnight showers starts a modest cooling trend for your return to work. Unsettled conditions return towards mid-week with our next good chance for showers late Tuesday into Wednesday.
Today (Sunday): We'll see another warm and pleasant day today, completing a wonderful weekend. Temperatures will again jump into the low-to-mid 70s area-wide. Skies will start off sunny but clouds should gradually filter in overhead by noon and remain for the afternoon . Any area that sees extended sun, though, could make the upper 70s. Winds will be out of the southwest at 5-10 mph.
Tonight: Overnight skies will range from mostly cloudy to overcast as a weak cold front pass through the region toward morning. There should be enough moisture in the atmosphere to wring out a few showers as the front passes but these will generally be light and widely scattered. Overnight lows will be in the lower 50s downtown and the upper 40s in the suburbs. Winds from the south will blow at around 10 mph. Confidence: Medium-High
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Tomorrow (Monday): Lingering showers will be working off to the east by daybreak leaving only clouds behind. They too will be moving out and by mid-day we should see a fair amount of sun. Daytime highs will be a tad cooler compared to the weekend but still quite pleasant with temperatures ranging from the mid-to-upper 60s. Winds will blow from the northwest at 10-20 mph, with a few gusts.
Tomorrow Night: Clouds will again overspread the area on Monday night as our previous (apparently identity-challenged) cold front returns northward as a warm front. We should stay mostly dry, though by morning. I'll call for a 20% or less chance of showers mainly south of the metro area in Va. Low temperatures should drop into the upper 30s to lower 40s (suburbs-city). Winds will be out of the north at 5-10 mph.
Tuesday brings with it unsettled weather as the aforementioned warm front stalls over the area. This spells mostly cloudy conditions during the day with a 40% chance of some rain showers, mainly during the afternoon/evening. Clouds will likely hold your afternoon highs in the low-to-mid-50s.
The warm front lifts north Wednesday, but the weather stays unsettled as a trailing cold front closes in. The chance for showers increases slightly (50%) and skies will again be mostly cloudy. Temperatures should rebound slightly into the lower 60s, but could be held down a bit in areas that see more persistent showers.
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