Friday sunset in the District. (Jim Havard via Flickr)

Afternoon temperatures are going to end up about 25 degrees cooler than they were 24 hours ago. However, despite a chilly wind from time to time, conditions were rather pleasant today. Tranquil, albeit slightly cooler conditions persist through Sunday, before a weak disturbance slides through late that night, bringing a brief period of rain and/or mixed precipitation.

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Through tonight: Northwest winds will remain gusty (20-plus mph) for the next few hours, before tapering off after sunset. Mostly clear skies combined with lighter winds will allow temperatures to fall off rather efficiently. Overnight lows range from the low 30s outside of the Beltway to the mid-30s downtown.

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Tomorrow (Sunday): High pressure is in control for much of the day, resulting in mostly sunny skies and little wind. Temperatures will end up a few degrees cooler than Saturday’s, topping out in the upper 40s to around 50. Clouds will start to build by Sunday evening, and light precipitation will break out around midnight. Temperatures in the low to mid-30s could enable some snow or sleet to mix in at times, but any accumulation would be light and restricted to grassy surfaces and the like.

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Warm weather right on time: Two straight days of temperatures in the mid- to upper 70s has put us in a spring mind-set for sure. And while it may seem like mid-March is a bit too early for such warm temperatures, the numbers tell a different story.


The date in Washington of the first 75-degree (or above) temperature from 2009 to 2019. (NWS (edited by Greg Porter)/NWS)

Over the past 10 years, the average date of the District’s first 75-degree temperature was March 15, which means our “early” warm spell of the past two days was actually right on time. In fact, we are even running a bit behind the pace of the past two years, when the thermometer hit 75 degrees during the month of February.

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