Well, today was quite the letdown if you were banking on the predicted sunshine and highs near 60. Instead a warm front kept skies mostly cloudy, and some upper-level energy triggered showers mainly across the northern and eastern suburbs. Highs were mainly near 50 to the mid-50s, except near 60 west and southwest of D.C. where some afternoon sun broke out. We promise tomorrow will be warmer.
Through Tonight: Overall it’s a pleasant evening, if a bit cool, with partly cloudy skies and temperatures falling into the 40s. Not too chilly overnight with lows in the upper 30s in the colder suburbs to the low-to-mid 40s downtown.
The Weekend: Saturday is more confidently warmer than today, with a mild breeze from the west near 10-15 mph helping highs to the mid-60s to near 70. However, a cold front coming through does mean partly cloudy skies and the potential for a passing midday shower. Winds from the north-northwest bring in cooler air Saturday night with lows in the upper 30s to low 40s. Sunday should see plenty of clouds, with potential for a bit of midday rain or non-accumulating snow to pass through or just to the south, as highs get stuck in the 40s.
Monday and Tuesday: The work week starts innocent enough with high pressure providing mostly sunny skies, but also cold highs only in the 40s again. Tuesday into Tuesday night, however, remains a big question mark with possibilities ranging from a significant storm with accumulating snow, to mainly rain or just barely getting grazed.
See our earlier post for a full update on next week’s possible storm.