Forecast: Warmer today, sunnier tomorrow
Temps to march steadily upward; weekend showers?
FORECAST IN DETAIL
Until 3 a.m. this morning, midnight Sunday night had been the last time skies at Regan National were reported as anything less cloudy than overcast, and an hour later (1 a.m. Monday) is the last time National's temperature was as high as 65. We'll see a nice jump in temperatures today, but the sun still struggles to break through. The sun then comes back in a big way Thursday and Friday as highs soar back to where they should be this time of year, if not a little warmer. Saturday and Sunday don't look as nice, though there's a lot of wiggle room in the forecast.
Today (Wednesday): Let's start with the positive: Afternoon highs should reach the upper 60s -- around 10 degrees higher than temperatures were yesterday afternoon. But while skies may be overall brighter than yesterday, clouds probably prevail much of the day until some possible afternoon breaks of sun. A passing afternoon or evening shower is possible (20-25% chance) as winds blow lightly from the west-northwest. Confidence: Medium-High
Tonight: A milder evening than the past couple -- with temperatures dropping toward 60 -- is a sign of warmer times to come. We'll keep mention of a possible passing shower through the evening (20-25% chance), then just partly cloudy overnight with lows in the 50s. Confidence: Medium-High
Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend...
Tomorrow (Thursday): We've had what seems like more than our typical share of really nice days this spring. But this one will be extra sweet considering the dreary stretch preceding it. Partly to mostly sunny skies give a nice boost to temperatures as they head for highs in the upper 70s. Confidence: High
Tomorrow Night: Get ready for a fabulous evening to spend outdoors. With mostly clear skies above, evening temperatures fall through the 70s and into the 60s, bottoming ovenight in the 50s (suburbs) to near 60 (downtown). Confidence: High
Temperatures continue their upward climb Friday with highs all the way to the low-to-mid 80s under mostly sunnys skies. I guess that may be bordering on too warm for some. But good news is that humidity stays mostly in check. Confidence: Medium-High
Models continue to show, as they have for the past couple days, the potential for increasing weekend clouds and shower chances, though forecast confidence remains low. As of now I'd put Saturday shower chances at 30-40% and Sunday at 40-50%, with highs both days in the 70s and morning lows in the mid-50s to near 60. Confidence: Low
Updated: Wed. May 19 @ 1:05 p.m.
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