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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 03/29/2012

Forecast: Brisk start today but mild finish; balance of weekend looks good

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EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Mainly sunny and breezy. 63-67. | Tonight: Clear, diminishing winds. 37-43. | Tomorrow: Gradual increase in clouds. 62-67. | Get Express Forecast by E-mail

FORECAST IN DETAIL

We will actually be stuck with seasonable weather the next three days before summer tries to make another comeback early next week. Another nuisance shower event shows up early Saturday but the entirety of Sunday should be a real winner! Rains for the garden and pollen purging remain in short supply. It would be nice to get a real soaking storm but for that we may have to wait for the middle of next week (if then).

Temperatures: Latest D.C. area temperature map. See interactive map on our Weather Wall.

Today (Thursday): A few clouds my be lingering in the daybreak sky but sunshine dominates this day. The winds put a definite chill in the morning coming out of the northwest at 15-20 mph, gusting to 30 mph. Conditions gradually improve in the afternoon as the stronger winds diminish and highs reach the low-to-mid 60s. Confidence: High

Tonight: High pressure settles in and winds really die down. Temperatures are on a downward tack as well with 50s for the evening. Lows are chilly as they bottom out in the mid-30s to lower 40s downtown. Confidence: High

For related traffic news, check out Dr. Gridlock. Keep reading for the forecast into early next week...

Tomorrow (Friday): Skies should start out sunny but my guess is that high level clouds begin to sneak in by midday and lower through the afternoon. That should keep highs in the low-to-mid 60s but if the clouds are behind schedule we could see upper 60s. Breezes should be light from the south. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow night: Showers are possible any time but nearly as likely to not happen at all. Rain chances are 50-60% but amounts are liable to be paltry. Barring a few drops, the evening should be pleasant as the 60s hold steady. Overnight lows only make the low-to-mid 50s. Confidence: Medium

A LOOK AHEAD

Saturday is stuck under a shroud of clouds early but clouds may decrease some in the afternoon. Showers are a possibility (40-50% chance), especially in the morning, but appreciable amounts are unlikely. Highs should top out in the low-to-mid 60s. Skies clear in the evening and it looks like a good night to be out. A north breeze pushes in slightly cooler air overnight with lows in the mid-to-upper 40s. Confidence: Medium

Sunday has potential to be as good a spring day can be and, despite the calendar, I am not fooling! Partly to mostly sunny skies, light breezes and a high in the low-to-mid 70s. Do you need an engraved invitation? Get out and enjoy. My favorite activity is checking out all the azaleas already bursting out everywhere. Overnight lows should stall in the low-to-mid 50s. Confidence: Medium

Monday should be back to summer with brisk winds from the southwest and highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s under sunny skies. Confidence: Medium

By  |  05:00 AM ET, 03/29/2012

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