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Washington DC weather: cold tonight then sunny and mild on Thursday

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Brian's exclusive forecast for Washington DC:

*The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Warning for early Thursday*

Tonight: Clear and cold with a low from the upper 20s to lower 30s.

Thursday: Mostly sunny but not as cold with a high in the mid 50s.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear with a low in the upper 30s.

Friday: Variable cloudiness with a few showers. The high will be in the mid to upper 50s.

The extended forecast calls for a mostly cloudy sky on Saturday with a low in the mid 40s and a high in the mid 60s. Mostly sunny on Sunday with a low in the mid 40s and a high in the mid 60s. Clouds and sun on Monday with a low in the upper 40s and a high in the upper 60s to lower 70s. Clouds and sun on Tuesday with a few rain showers. The low will be in the mid 50s and the high will be in the lower 70s.

Weather Summary

Temperatures this morning dropped into the lower to middle 30s across Baltimore and Washington. Despite the bright April sunshine, afternoon highs only reach the upper 40s to around 50 degrees. Gusty winds made it feel even colder. Another cold night is on tap for tonight. With a clear sky, light winds, and high pressure building over the region, temperatures will tumble into the upper 20s to lower 30s by Thursday morning. During the day on Thursday, we can expect plenty of sunshine with temperatures recovering into the 50s. After a chilly night on Thursday night with lows in the 30s, Friday will be more seasonable with afternoon readings in the 60s. The milder temperatures on Friday will be accompanied by cloudiness and a scattered rain shower. The upcoming weekend will be mostly dry with cloudy conditions on Saturday giving way to a mostly sunny day on Sunday. Lows will be in the 40s with daytime highs in the 60s to near 70.

Regional Weather Information

Baltimore average lows and highs

Washington average lows and highs

National Weather Service daily weather discussion

Baltimore/Washington National Weather Service

Chesapeake Bay marine forecast

Mid-Atlantic radar loop

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