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Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 04/ 1/2010

Forecast: Beautiful, warm sunshine into Monday

By David Streit

A delightful Easter weekend to be out and about

* Back-door cold fronts and historic weather | No March freeze at DCA *
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Today: Sunny and pleasantly warm. 76-80. | Tonight: Clear and calm. 44-52. | Tomorrow: Mostly sunny and unseasonably warm. 79-83. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail


By David Streit, CWG Meteorologist

What a great spring weekend this will be! Start it early if you can. The only people that might lodge a complaint are the kite flyers for the lack of wind and allergy-sufferers. Otherwise, it is prime blossom-viewing and outside time. Please don't forget the sunscreen. We're looking to cross the 80 degree mark for the first time since October 9 and only fall a few degrees short of record highs (87-89) this weekend. If we manage to find clouds in the sky it probably won't be until Easter Sunday.

Today (Thursday): Sunny skies and calm winds will lead to rapidly rising temperatures. Bring along a jacket in the morning but you'll only require short sleeves in the afternoon. Highs will be upper 70s to near 80. Confidence: High

Tonight: Clear and milder conditions will be on tap this evening. No breezes will keep the outdoor tables beckoning at the cafes. Lows will only fall to the mid-40s in the cooler suburbs to lower 50s downtown. Confidence: High

Keep reading for the forecast through Monday....

Tomorrow (Friday): Nearly everywhere in the area should break the 80 degree mark today with highs mainly in the lower 80s. Sunny skies and barely a hint of a breeze will have everyone looking for a park to enjoy the warmth. Confidence: High

Tomorrow Night: A perfect evening for a stroll as temperatures fall through the 70s into the 60s by late evening. A lack of breeze will allow lows to bottom out in the low-to-mid 50s by daybreak (maybe some 40s in the cooler suburbs). Confidence: High


Saturday will have unlimited sunshine and unseasonable warmth. Readings will again be about 20 degrees above normal with highs in the low-to-mid 80s. There will finally at least be a light breeze to cool the more athletically inclined, coming from the southwest at 5 to 10 mph. Confidence: High

Sunday will be perfect for those sunrise services with morning lows 50-55. A storm system in the Great Lakes will push a weak a cool front into the area but highs will still be in the mid-to-upper 70s. There will be a few clouds though sunshine will still be the dominant feature. Light west winds will be 5 to 10 mph at most. Confidence: Medium-High

Monday morning will be a little cooler with morning readings in the upper 40s to lower 50s but with another perfectly sunny day, highs will ramp back up to the mid-to-upper 70s. Winds will be mostly calm. This will make for a wonderful Easter Egg Roll on the White House lawn. Confidence: High

By David Streit  | April 1, 2010; 10:45 AM ET
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Two nice days in a row yes sirrrrr

Posted by: shorele17 | April 1, 2010 6:14 AM | Report abuse

Did you forget that Monday is Opening Day? Easter egg roll?? Please.

Posted by: MKadyman | April 1, 2010 8:37 AM | Report abuse

Two piles of snow beside the south parking garage at the Vienna Metro lasted until this morning. I think this will be their last day on this Earth, but very impressive that they made it to April!

Posted by: KBoyd1 | April 1, 2010 8:45 AM | Report abuse

"Tomorrow: Mostly sunny and unseasonably warm."

"unseasonably warm."

I like the sound of that.

Posted by: wiredog | April 1, 2010 8:50 AM | Report abuse

Looking at the 'At a Glance'...No 2" rain deluges for the immediate future. Yes!!!

Posted by: jojo2008 | April 1, 2010 9:04 AM | Report abuse

There was a pretty hefty snowpile (still) from what looks like was the snow on top of the parking deck at work - on Monday or Tuesday. Will have to check if it is still there today - though with how much I remember it being, I won't be suprised if it is.

Posted by: MKoehl | April 1, 2010 9:42 AM | Report abuse

"Saturday will have unlimited sunshine and unseasonable warmth. Readings will again be about 20 degrees above normal with highs in the low-to-mid 80s."

PLEEEZE tell me this is an April Fools is way to early for this. At this rate, the forecasts are going to start containing the other two dreaded "H" words (Hazy and Humid). I WANT SOME SPRING!

Posted by: amaranthpa | April 1, 2010 11:14 AM | Report abuse


No haze and humidity in the picture...yet...


Don't worry. We'll plug opening day plenty in upcoming posts...

Posted by: CapitalWeatherGang | April 1, 2010 11:44 AM | Report abuse

The snow pile at the Kettler Iceplex is still there, but much-diminished. It may have 2 or 3 days to go.

Generally all the snow has melted. We've had a warm March, with a few rainy spells, far from the expected cool month I thought we would get. Generally I will grade last month a "B".

Posted by: Bombo47jea | April 1, 2010 12:04 PM | Report abuse

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