Forecast: Staying in the springtime groove
Pleasant warming trend into Fri. before next rain chance
FORECAST IN DETAIL
If there's one thing we Washingtonians feel entitled to (OK, there's probably more than one thing), it's a sufficient spring. Not a couple nice spring days sandwiched between winter cold and summer heat, but rather a several-week stretch of moderate warmth. To a large degree, with exceptions such as last week's mini heat wave and yesterday's cool and damp one, spring 2010 has delivered. That trend continues over the next several days, though not without a chance of showers toward the weekend.
Today (Wednesday): As high pressure takes over, any lingering early-morning cloud cover should quickly give to a mostly sunny day with light winds. Highs in the low-to-mid 60s are a marked improvement from yesterday's mid-to-upper 50s, and a sign of even milder air to come. Confidence: Medium-High
Tonight: A coolish but comfortable evening around town as temperatures drop into and through the 50s. Mostly clear skies and light winds continue on through the night as overnight lows fall to the low 40s in the suburbs to around the mid-40s downtown. Confidence: High
Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend....
Tomorrow (Thursday): If today was too cool for you, tomorrow should be just about perfect. Mostly sunny skies and light winds from the southwest combine for a gorgeous day with highs in the mid-70s. Could Thursday's weather be a perfect 10? Stay tuned for tomorrow's Daily Digit. Confidence: High
Tomorrow Night: Should be a great evening to spend outdoors as temperatures drop into the 60s. Overnight lows will be fairly mild for mid-April -- mid-50s in the suburbs, upper 50s to near 60 downtown -- under partly to mostly clear skies. Confidence: High
The way it looks now, Friday starts with some sun and highs headed for the mid-to-upper 70s. Skies probably cloud up in the afternoon as a cold front approaches from the north, bringing a 50% chance of scattered afternoon/evening showers and thunderstorms. Rain chances decrease late Friday night or toward morning as the front sinks to our south and lows settle in the 50s. Confidence: Low-Medium
Can't rule out a couple showers early Saturday, but overall the weekend forecast has improved from earlier in the week. At least partly sunny skies are expected with highs in the 60s, though winds from the northwest may be quite breezy. Lows Saturday night should range from the upper 30s in the cooler suburbs to the 40s downtown. Confidence: Medium
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