PM Update: Scattered showers tonight; cloudy, but mostly dry Friday

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We didn’t have much in the way of sun today, but light winds from the south nudged temperatures into the mid-to-upper 60s. Showers are possible this evening but the balance of Friday looks dry though cloudy. Temperatures are somewhat of a wild card.

Through Tonight: Showers are possible overnight,  developing along a front moving into the area.  The chance of showers ranges from 60 percent in our northern suburbs to 40 percent in our southern suburbs, and decreases after midnight.  Lows range from the upper 40s to low 50s, with lights winds from the southeast becoming from the northeast by morning.

Tomorrow (Friday): The front drops to our south, keeping most of the metro region under the influence of winds from the east and northeast which should keep it cloudy and cool.  However, the front may lift north during the day, which would offer the chance for the sun to break out and for more of a southerly wind flow.  Assuming we stay north of the front, highs will probably only reach the low 60s.  But areas south of the front could easily make a move towards 70 (or even higher). For this reason, areas from Fredericksburg and points south may end up considerably warmer the District and especially points north.  There is a significant temperature “bust” opportunity tomorrow depending on where exactly the front sets up.    Rain chances are low for the most part with just a 20 percent chance of scattered showers.  The best chance of showers and perhaps a rumble of thunder is in the evening.

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A hazel tree in front of the The Phillips Collection in Dupont Circle, April 2, (Ian Livingston)

Pollen: Tree pollen is in the HIGH range at 138.98 grains/cubic meter.

Jason is currently the Washington Post’s weather editor. A native Washingtonian, Jason has been a weather enthusiast since age 10.
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Jason Samenow · April 3, 2014