PM Update: Chilly Night, Then Warm and Warmer
70s Friday with 80s (and higher?) this weekend
Frost Advisory from 2 a.m. until 8 a.m. for far western suburbs
Today began the transition from unsettled and chilly to dry and summery, and many locations will see high temperatures nearly 30 degrees higher this weekend compared to yesterday. Meanwhile, sun mixed with puffy cumulus clouds made for a pleasant one today if you don't mind an occasionally gusty wind. Temperatures that made it to highs in the 60s will fall off relatively quickly as we pass sunset.
Tonight: This may be our last truly chilly night till next fall. Readings should drop to the mid-30s in the colder suburbs to around 40 degrees downtown. With winds rapidly dying off overnight, some frost is possible in the coldest spots.
Tomorrow (Friday): We will take another step from the end-of-winter conditions yesterday to summer-like temperatures of the weekend on Friday. Mid-to-upper 70s should spread across the area under tons of sun and on a light south wind.
See Camden Walker's full forecast through the warm weekend and into next week.
90 in April? With the coming heat of this weekend, some rumors of 90 degree readings are being passed around. How common is it to see 90 in April in D.C.? Not very. Examining the last 15 occurrences at National Airport takes us all the way back to April 1976, with the most recent occurring in 2004. The highest reading in that time period was 95 -- also the record high for the month -- in both 1976 and 2002. One thing worth noting: When it has happened, it has often happened more than once over a several day stretch.
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