Forecast: Welcome back, spring!
Winds accompany near-average temps into tomorrow
Today: Windy. Becoming mostly sunny. Near 60 or low 60s. | Tonight: Breezy early. Partly to mostly clear. 35-43. | Tomorrow: Mostly sunny & breezy. Mid-60s. | Sunday: Partly to mostly sunny. Mid-70s. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail
FORECAST IN DETAIL
Today's winds and considerably cooler air are courtesy last night's stormy cold front. Hope you didn't sustain any storm damage? While temperatures closer to average over the next several days will feel cool compared to the recent heat, we'll still be able to revel in plenty of splendid sun. My advice: Get out and enjoy before summer heat inevitably returns, and next time probably with more humidity.
Today (Friday): Pretty darn windy. But becoming mostly sunny, once any lingering early-morning cloudiness and showers clear out. Highs near 60 or in the low 60s this afternoon will only be a few degrees below average. But gusts to 30 mph out of the northwest add a chill to the air, especially relative to the recent heat. You may also notice how much drier the air is today. Confidence: High
Tonight: Some gusty breezes remain during the evening as temperatures fall through the 50s and into the 40s, before winds settle to around 10 mph overnight. By sunrise, downtown bottoms in the low-to-mid 40s, with colder 30s possible outside the Beltway. I think the lingering breeze will prevent frost from developing. Still, under partly to mostly clear skies, it'll be the coldest night we've seen in a while. Confidence: Medium-High
When does the wind die down? Keep reading for the forecast into next week...
Tomorrow (Saturday): The sun shines bright, sending morning temperatures through the 40s and 50s. Breezes persist around 10-15 mph from the west/northwest as afternoon highs reach the mid-60s. All in all a pretty nice day. But don't let the cooler air trick you: UV & pollen levels are likely to be on their way up. Confidence: High
Tomorrow Night: Skies stay mostly clear, allowing evening temperatures to cool into and through the 50s. Winds will also die down for the most part. So I wonder if some Blue Ridge locations might see isolated frost. In and around town, however, lows should only get down to the 40-45 range, maybe some upper 30s in the coolest suburbs. Confidence: Medium-High
Sunday: Runners waking up for the 7:40 a.m Cherry Blossom Run will find early-morning temperatures in the 40s kind of chilly. But partly to mostly sunny skies should make for a nice scene around the Tidal Basin, and should help catapult highs into the mid-70s by afternoon. Spring has reclaimed the weather from the grip of record summer-like heat! Confidence: Medium-High
Partly cloudy skies greet our Sunday night with lows in the upper 40s to low 50s. Just a chance of a sprinkle or brief shower with a weak cold front coming through overnight. Confidence: Medium
The work week should start out at least partly sunny on Monday and Tuesday. Highs in the mid-60s to near 70 don't sound too bad, right? Hope you like "average" April weather as much as I do? Confidence: Medium
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