The coming week has its share of nice days but really takes until the weekend to offer some real warmth.
We're still on the cool side today and tomorrow, but gradually warmer through midweek, with just a couple chances for light showers.
We're stuck in the chill today as clouds thicken and rain odds increase during the afternoon. With some luck, Sunday might end up fairly dry and a little bit warmer.
Technically the temperature got into the low 60s in D.C. today, but a fierce northwest wind added a stiff chill.
If you've recently planted any frost or freeze-sensitive vegetation, you'll want to cover them this evening to help insulate them from the cold air.
The Reston snow pile will be best remembered for the joy it brought to others. Until Wednesday.
The eruption of Mount Tambora in 1815 caused catastrophic loss of life and cooled the globe three degrees.
Based on current trends and global weather patterns, I believe it's unlikely we'll see a particularly hot summer.
Mother Nature has humor: sun today with lots of wind. Then calmer conditions this weekend only mean we get more clouds than sun, along with chilly temperatures and rain. Nicer next week?
Friday follows a similarly chilly suit, but at least it will be sunny.