A sweet sunset yesterday at Schoolhouse Pond in Upper Marlboro, Md. (Peter Moreno via Flickr )

A somewhat subjective rating of the day’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10.

9/10: Only a stiff breeze and early clouds can keep this increasingly warm and sunny Mother’s Day from perfection!


Today: Becoming mostly sunny, warmer! Highs: Mid-70s to near 80.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows: Upper 40s to mid-50s.
Tomorrow: Sunny and still breezy. Highs: Low-to-mid 70s.

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Happy Mother’s Day from CWG to all the moms with little (and not-so-little) ones running about! We come today bearing gifts of sun and warmth to celebrate all that you do! In fact, we’re looking at a nice stretch of sun following our recent damp and dreary run. By midweek, though, we’re pushing into summerlike heat and humidity.

Today (Mother’s Day!): Can’t rule out an isolated early-morning shower. But as low pressure pulls away to the northeast, early-to-mid morning clouds give way to mostly sunny skies late morning through afternoon. And as winds from the west usher in drier and warmer air, morning temperatures rise through the 50s and 60s, with afternoon highs in the mid-70s to near 80. Those westerly winds increase to 15-20 mph during the afternoon with gusts near 30 mph. Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: Winds remain rather breezy as they come more from the northwest. Comfortable evening temperatures drop into the 60s, with overnight lows in the upper 40s to mid-50s under partly cloudy skies. Confidence: High

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Tomorrow (Monday): Winds diminish only slightly, with gusts from the northwest still around 25-30 mph. Otherwise there’s not much to complain about. High pressure moving in keeps our skies full of sun, with highs a touch cooler in the low-to-mid 70s. Nice! Confidence: High

Tomorrow night: Not much new to add to the story through the evening and overnight, other than diminishing winds. Skies remain mostly clear as lows fall to near 50 to the mid-50s. Confidence: High


Our warming trend resumes Tuesday as high pressure builds off the Southeast coast. That causes our winds to come from the mild west-southwest direction, sending highs to near 80 with mostly sunny skies. We’ll call it comfortably warm, with light winds and humidity still on the low side. The humidity begins to build Tuesday night, and temperatures are slow to fall after dark, only dipping to the upper 50s to mid-60s for overnight lows. Confidence: Medium-High

An early taste of summer arrives on Wednesday. We’ll be looking at partly to mostly sunny skies, and record-challenging highs soaring to the upper 80s to low 90s, with noticeable humidity (dew points rising into the 60s). An isolated shower or thunderstorm is possible during the afternoon into evening, thanks to the summerlike heat and humidity. Confidence: Medium