PM Update: Clouds and Showers Replaced by Cold
Partly sunny, chilly and breezy on Tuesday
Showers and thundershowers of this morning have all pushed east this afternoon and we are now left with some breaks in the clouds and a few more showers along the cold front now moving to the east of D.C. Abundant breaks of sun earlier will temporarily be replaced by mostly cloudy skies again for a period this afternoon into evening, but an overall clearing trend should continue overnight. Highs that reached into the low-and-mid 60s today are warmest we'll see for a few days.
Tonight: Skies will slowly clear out overnight and temperature will be quite cold. Lows should tumble to the mid 30s in the suburbs to around 40 in D.C. Winds will also pick up from the northwest adding a wind chill to the air throughout much of the night.
Tomorrow (Tuesday): We will see plenty of sunshine along with rather chilly temperatures on Tuesday. Cold air aloft will allow for some cloudiness to form during the warmer part of the day, and periods of more clouds than sun are possible. Highs look to only reach into the upper 40s to lower 50s. A gusty wind from the northwest will continue making it feel colder than it is.
See Jason Samenow's full forecast through the weekend.
Where Have All the 80s Gone? Though temperatures last month ranged only from near-normal to slightly below, no 80 degree readings have occurred at National Airport this year. Over the past 60 years, the median date for the first 80 degree reading is right around April 4. Over that time period, the earliest occurrence was March 1 in 1976 and the latest was May 14 one year prior, in 1975. Last year, our first 80+ (82F) came on April 11. With no 80+ degree readings easily seen -- though growing more likely -- on the horizon, when do you think National will get there?
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