FORECAST IN DETAIL
Today begins a three day stretch where D.C. averages 80-degree highs. After that, the city doesn’t see average warmth of that level again until May 31. It’s nice weather season, and a perusal of the forecast makes it hard to come to any other conclusion in the time ahead. Get outside while the getting is good!
Tonight: The upper level low pressure pulls away leaving only surface high pressure in its wake. That means ideal cooling conditions should be present under mostly clear skies. There could be a pretty sizable range in lows, from the mid-40s in the coldest suburbs to as high as the mid-50s downtown. It’s heat island season (isn’t it always?). Winds are light at most. Confidence: High
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Tomorrow night: With high pressure heading offshore, southerly winds start to pump in slightly higher moisture levels. Nothing too noticeable here at the ground, but it helps increase cloud chances and probably keeps overnight lows in the mid-50s to low 60s. Confidence: Medium-High
A LOOK AHEAD
I was tempted to go with a Nice Day Sun for Monday as well. But with a cold front coming, we might end up cloudier at times — and if there’s enough moisture, perhaps a shower or two occurs as well. Any “weather disruptions” should be brief and limited… inconsequential really. Highs head to around 80. Confidence: Medium
After cold front induced morning lows mainly in the 50s, Tuesday is another autumnal one with partly cloudy skies, a bit of a breeze and highs in the near 70 to mid-70 range. If it wasn’t so far out, it would certainly call for a Nice Day Sun. It’s hard to argue with this time of year, even if you like rain! Confidence: Medium