PM Update: A lovely weekend ahead, especially by recent standards

Today, D.C.’s temperature climbed to a surprising 50. We could make it a three-peat by Sunday. After struggling to even reach freezing for so many days in the last couple weeks, this has to be music to the ears to all but the most hard-core winter weather fans.

Through Tonight: Mostly cloudy and not nearly as cold as recent nights. Lows may drop to 30-32 degrees downtown, and 25-30 in most other spots. Winds are light from the south.

Saturday and Sunday: Both days are on the mild side, with more in the way of the clouds Sunday (mostly cloudy) compared to Saturday (partly cloudy). The flow from the south Sunday is a bit stronger (winds near 10 mph from the south) than Saturday (very light winds), so highs are probably a few degrees warmer. I’ll call for highs of 48-53 Saturday and 51-56 on Sunday. Saturday night probably stays above freezing in most spots for the first time in more than 10 days, with lows near 40 downtown and in the low-to-mid 30s in the colder suburbs.

In terms of any storminess, that isn’t really a threat until late Sunday night into Monday, when rain may develop and mix with and change to snow. More information here: Three storms next week, but snow prospects really cloudy

See Camden Walker’s forecast through the weekend. And if you haven’t already, join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter . For related traffic news, check out Dr. Gridlock.

A wispy purple sky over the District today (Jenn Vogel via Flickr)

A wispy purple sky over the District today (Erin Kelly via Flickr)

Also on Capital Weather Gang

Super Bowl forecast update: Shower risk into afternoon, but favoring dry game