Warmer temperatures and more sunshine this weekend

Clouds and ocean air kept us fairly cool most spots today, but we head back toward normal this weekend. And normal is quite delightful this time of year!

Weather WallFor Interactive, National, and Storm maps: 1. The maps allow you to turn on and off radar, current conditions, alerts, storm reports, and many more. They may take a few seconds to load. 2. These maps also enable you to zoom down to neighborhood and even street-level to get the latest weather conditions. Use the control with "+" and "-" symbols on the left to zoom in and out, or double click to zoom in on any location. 3. Click and hold down mouse button while dragging mouse to pan map in any direction. 4. To view all the map controls, mouse over the black bar across the top. 5. If you want to switch locations using a Zip code, city name or address, click on the "location" tab. 6. To stop or animate satellite or radar imagery, hit the "||" (stop) or "►" (play) control on the left side, above the transparency control.

D.C. Area Weather Meters The D.C. Area Weather Meters provide a snapshot into a range of health and lifestyle weather-related impacts.
• The Air Quality Index is provided daily by the U.S. EPA. There are six categories: good, moderate, unhealthy for sensitive groups (displayed as: Unhealthy SG), unhealthy, very unhealthy & hazardous.
• The UV Index is provided daily by the U.S. EPA and National Weather Service. It indicates the strength of UV radiation as forecast around 1 p.m. There are five categories: low, moderate, high, very high & extreme.
• The Golf Comfort Index is a real-time index of golf comfort from the Capital Weather Gang based on temperature, precipitation and wind. There are three categories: good, fair & bad.
• The Hair Quality Index is a real-time index of hair quality from the Capital Weather Gang based on humidity, wind, and precipitation. There are three categories: good, fair & bad.
• The Flu Pollen index indicates pollen levels: none, sporadic, local, regional & widespread.

Air Quality

Good

UV

High

Golf Comfort

Fair

Hair Quality

Bad

Flu

Local

Moon Phase

Waning Gibbous Moon

Today in Weather History

Record cold, 1875: Second coldest minimum in April set (22 degrees) -- part of a string of five record lows in six days between 4/17 and 4/22, all subfreezing.

Watches and Warnings

Washington, DC

Alexandria

Anne Arundel

Arlington

Calvert

Charles

Fairfax

Falls Church

Fauquier (N and/or S)

Frederick

Howard

Loudoun

Montgomery

Prince George's

Prince William

Stafford

St. Mary's