Warm temperatures expected to last through Sunday

Two questions gripped Washington on Saturday: How long would the warm weather last, and where did all those people on Connecticut Avenue NW come from?

The short answer to the first question is, at least through Sunday. Forecasters say Sunday’s temperatures may also be in the 70s and may set a second straight daily record.

The city’s 72-degree high temperature Saturday was well above the old record of 68, set 90 years ago.

As for the clog of cars on Connecticut Avenue, thousands of motorists — possibly prompted by those balmy temperatures — were converging on the National Zoo for the dazzling ZooLights display.

Clarence Williams is the night police reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the better part of 13 years standing next to crime scene tape, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington.


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