Forecast: Mild, At Least for the Moment
Unsettled Friday and Saturday, then cooler
If you've been yearning for mild weather, today and tomorrow will be a treat with highs in the low 70s today and maybe upper 70s tomorrow as warm air surges from the south ahead of a cold front. This same front, however, will bring a chance of showers and thunderstorms late Friday into Saturday. By early next week, it's so long 70s and hello 50s.
Becoming partly sunny. Low 70s. Though the day will start off with plenty of clouds and some fog in spots, by late morning you should be seeing partly sunny skies, which will allow for afternoon highs to reach the low 70s in many places, almost 10 degrees warmer than average.
Tonight, cloudy skies will prop up temperatures in the mid 50s for lows.
Cloudy and warm. Upper 70s. Warm air surging into our area on Friday is likely to push temperatures to at least the mid 70s, and possibly the upper 70s in many spots, even with partly to mostly cloudy skies. Some widely scattered showers are possible during the late afternoon, but most of the precipitation should hold off until the evening hours.
Heading out on Friday night? You might need the umbrella depending on the timing of an approaching cold front. Showers appear likely at some point Friday night along with a chance of thunderstorms. We'll see downright balmy overnight lows near 60.
Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend into the start of next week. See NatCast for the forecast for tonight's game at Nationals Park.
A LOOK AHEAD
If you're planning outdoor activities for Saturday, I'd suggest having a Plan B because of the potential for widespread showers -- some possibly heavy -- through much of the day. A few thunderstorms may be lurking around as well. Temperatures should remain mild, near 70 for highs. Confidence: Medium
While Sunday appears to be mostly dry -- with the exception of a slight chance of a morning shower -- it appears that we'll hold on to partly to mostly cloudy skies with noticeably cooler highs in the upper 50s. Confidence: Medium
Monday may very well be cooler still with highs only making it into the low 50s -- some 10 degrees below normal. Confidence: Medium-High
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