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Washington DC weather for April 5: mostly sunny and windy at times

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Brian's exclusive forecast for Washington DC:

Today: Sunny and windy at times with a high near 60.

Tonight: Mostly clear with a low in the mid 30s. Winds diminishing to less than 10 m.p.h.

Sunday: Sunny and less windy with a high in the upper 50s. North wind around 10.

Sunday Night: Increasing clouds late with a low in the mid 40s.

Monday: Cloudy with occasional rain showers and a high in the lower 50s.

The extended forecast calls for a clouds and sun on Tuesday with a low in the upper 40s and a high in the upper 50s. Mostly sunny on Wednesday with a low in the lower 40s and a high in the lower 60s. Mostly sunny on Thursday with a low in the lower 40s and a high in the lower 60s. Clouds and sun on Friday with a low in the upper 40s and a high in the upper 60s.

Weather Summary

High pressure is building over the Middle Atlantic states today and providing a sunny, but windy day. Highs today will approach 60 degrees, but it will feel cooler due to winds gusting over 30 miles per hour at times. The center of high pressure will move off the coast tonight and Sunday. Meanwhile, low pressure will move to our west on Monday and a trailing cold front will push from west to east across the region. This will result in more cloudiness and widespread rain showers on Monday. The clouds and precipitation will keep temperatures on the cool side with highs only in the lower 50s on Monday (average highs for this time of year are in the lower to middle 60s). Rainfall on Monday is not expected to be all that heavy, but some areas could receive up to 1/2 inch of rainfall by Monday evening. High pressure will then build over the area on Tuesday through Thursday with a mostly sunny sky and seasonable temperatures with highs each day in the lower 60s.

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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