Forecast: Several days of spectacular weather
Next chance of rain not until Sunday
FORECAST IN DETAIL
It's been a long, snowy and consistently cold winter. So who can blame us for being downright giddy about the forecast over the next several days, which features abundant sun and the chance to reach 70 for the first time since Nov. 16 (at Reagan National Airport). With an extra hour of daylight to enjoy, the timing couldn't be more perfect. Really, the only blemish on the forecast through the weekend is Sunday's increasing clouds and uncertain chance of showers.
Today (Wednesday): Cloudy skies got yesterday off to an imperfect start before the sun broke through. Not so today -- mostly sunny skies from start to finish along with light winds will make for a fantastic mid-March day. From early-morning lows in the mid-30s to low 40s, temperatures rise steadily to afternoon highs in the mid-60s. Confidence: High
Tonight: Clear and cool with lows in the mid-to-upper 30s in the cooler suburbs to the low-to-mid 40s downtown. Confidence: High
Keep reading for the mostly fabulous forecast through the weekend....
Tomorrow (Thursday): Even better than today. Skies stay mostly sunny and temperatures soar to highs in the upper 60s to near 70. Winds should be around 5-10 mph from the northwest and west. Confidence: High
Tomorrow Night: Skies should be mostly to partly clear (a few clouds associated with a front well to the north may try to work their way south into the area) with lows in the 40s. Confidence: Medium-High
Friday and Saturday look just fantastic with mostly sunny skies and highs within a few degrees of 70. Friday night and Saturday night lows drop down into the 40s to near 50. Confidence: Medium-High
Sunday is somewhat of a question mark for now as an approaching cold front threatens clouds and a chance of showers. Right now the timing looks to be increasing clouds during the morning or afternoon as highs reach near 70 again, with a chance of showers (maybe thunderstorms, too) in the afternoon or evening. But that timing is subject to change, so if you have outdoor plans for Sunday check back with us over the next few days. Confidence: Low-Medium
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