PM Update: Some Gusty Winds Through Tomorrow
Nice weekend ahead for cherry blossom festivities
We finish the work week with one of the wilder weather days we've seen in a while. Overnight showers gave way to some heavy rain and thunderstorms this morning, followed by breaks of midday sun which helped temperatures rise above 70 in most locations. Along with a few leftover showers, we are seeing strong west winds kick in this afternoon, and hoping they don't knock all the cherry blossoms off the trees before the fine-looking weekend arrives.
Tonight: West winds persist through the night with some gusts up to 35 or 40 mph early then subsiding a bit late. Under clearing skies, the colder suburbs should drop to the low 40s for lows while around the Beltway and downtown heads for the mid-40s.
Tomorrow (Saturday): Saturday will be nice and sunny if also quite windy. For late-morning watchers of the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, temperatures rising through the 50s may feel cool with the strong breeze continuing. During the afternoon, highs should reach the low-to-mid 60s, or near average for this time of year. Winds may again gust to 35 mph or higher Saturday afternoon.
Tomorrow Night: Winds finally begin subsiding overnight Saturday as skies stay clear and temperatures fall to lows in the upper 30s for the cooler suburbs to the low 40s in D.C.
Sunday: The morning begins somewhat chilly for the start of the Ten Mile Run with temperatures rising through the 40s. But overall, Sunday is the pick of the weekend -- winds will be light and skies will be mostly sunny before clouds begin arriving late in the day. Highs should flirt with 70 in many places.
See Camden Walker's forecast for the beginning of next week.
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