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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 04/11/2010

Forecast: Continued stretch of sun for now

By Brian Jackson

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Today: Beautiful spring conditions. Mid-70s. | Tonight: Clouds build, we stay dry. 45-50. | Tomorrow: Sun returns, cooler. Mid-to-upper 60s. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail


We'll warm up enough today to significantly improve on yesterday's pleasant, but slightly brisk conditions and to close out the weekend in style. Above-average temperatures briefly return today before a dry cold front moves through tonight to push us back to our climatalogical norms. Increasing clouds and shower chances may enter the picture Tuesday into Wednesday.

Today (Sunday): High pressure remains in control of our skies and will lead to another beautiful spring day. With light winds veering around to blow from the south, instead of the north like yesterday, our highs will jump up about 10 degrees into the mid-70s. Make sure to take advantage before we head back to work! Confidence: High

Tonight: A moisture-starved cold front pushes through late in the evening/overnight. The front should be enough to cloud-up our skies, but won't have enough oomph to squeeze out any rain, leaving us with a fairly comfortable, tranquil night. Overnight lows will reach down around 50 (some mid-40s in the cooler suburbs), as winds shift again, blowing from the west-northwest and increasing to near 10 mph by morning. Confidence: High

Keep reading to see if anything will put a damper on our weather this week....

Tomorrow (Monday): It won't be quite as nice as today was, we did have a cold front move through after all, but still a very nice spring day begins the new week. After some exiting morning cloudiness, sunny skies will emerge once again as a new high-pressure area takes hold of the region. Highs will be a bit cooler, in the mid-to-upper 60s, and winds will blow from the northwest with a slight bite, at 10-15 mph. Confidence: High

Tomorrow Night: Another calm night is in store for us tomorrow night, but this time without as much cloudiness. Only partly cloudy skies will we see after dark, and temperatures will be a little cooler, with lows dropping to the low-to-mid 40s downtown and upper 30s in the colder suburbs. Confidence: Medium-High


Tuesday and Wednesday, winds may turn more from the east, causing clouds to increase and possibly some showers later Tuesday into Wednesday. Highs should range from near 60 to the mid-60s with overnight lows in the 40s. Confidence: Low-Medium

By Brian Jackson  | April 11, 2010; 11:30 AM ET
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Good Sunday Morning!!

34 degrees with light frost at 7 am.

Clear skies and early April sun warms the mercury to 38.7 at 8 am.

The forecast for late Tuesday into Wednesday will probably call for revision, as the NAM and GFS persist with bringing some rain into the area on moist east to southeast flow as a warm front tries to setup. The GGEM and ECMWF also increase 700 mb RH levels to a point of encouraging plenty of clouds with a shallow marine layer.

Have a great Sunday everyone!!

Posted by: AugustaJim | April 11, 2010 8:16 AM | Report abuse

Sadly I am attacking the day from inside today, but it sure is pretty out there!

Posted by: johnslau | April 11, 2010 9:11 AM | Report abuse

Is there an error with the almanac, or was DCA really 90 degrees yesterday?

Posted by: LCFC | April 11, 2010 9:42 AM | Report abuse

Looks like an error, LCFC. It got to 66 at DCA yesterday.

Posted by: Ian-CapitalWeatherGang | April 11, 2010 10:41 AM | Report abuse

Augusta County was in a "frost advisory" zone according to the TV mets, so Jim's post doesn't surprise me too much.

In addition, Sterling is hinting at possible moisture/precipitation late Tuesday into Wednesday as the warm frontal boundary passes with easterly flow to the north. As for the dance forecast, there could be an outside chance of a severe threat for Friday's important Elks Lodge dance; otherwise the weather generally looks good.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | April 11, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Why is it that when I click on the link that says National Weather Service Forecast I get taken to an Accuweather forecast which, the last time I checked, is not the National Weather Service?

Posted by: mort_fin | April 11, 2010 7:24 PM | Report abuse

Ah, weather is so my mind, yesterday's weather couldn't be improved upon. Today was certainly beautiful, but a "significant improvement" on yesterday? Not in my cool weather loving mind.

Still, so happy to be out of the awful heat of last week. Hope we don't see more of that for quite awhile...

Posted by: dinergirl1 | April 11, 2010 7:56 PM | Report abuse

When will this dreadful pollen abate? Hard to enjoy this beautiful weather with it....

Posted by: Snowlover2 | April 11, 2010 9:42 PM | Report abuse

I vote for a 10. Today was fabulous! Our family had dinner outdoors (yesterday was a little too cool and breezy for that). No haze or humidity. Very blue sky. We can count on maybe one hand the number of perfect days we get like this each year. It was utterly fantastick!

Posted by: amaranthpa | April 11, 2010 9:43 PM | Report abuse

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