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Washington DC weather for April 6: mostly sunny and pleasant

Brian's exclusive forecast for Washington DC:

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Today: Mostly sunny, less windy, and pleasant with a high from 55 to 60.

Tonight: Increasing cloudiness with a low around 45.

Monday: Cloudy with periods of rain. The high will be in the lower 50s.

Monday Night: Rain showers with a low around 50.

Tuesday: Breezy at times with increasing sunshine and a high around 60.

The extended forecast calls for a mostly sunny sky on Wednesday with a low in the middle 40s and a high in the lower 60s. Mostly sunny on Thursday with a low in the middle 40s and a high in the lower 60s. Clouds and sun on Friday with a chance of showers. The low will be in the lower 50s and the high will be in the upper 60s. Clouds and sun on Saturday with a low in the upper 40s and a high in the lower 60s.

Weather Summary

High pressure will move off the eastern seaboard today, but will result in a sunny and pleasant April afternoon with highs in the 50s to near 60 degrees. As the high nudges eastward, a southerly flow will develop but winds will be much lighter compared to Saturday. Meanwhile, low pressure will move northeast out of the Gulf Coast states and bring a trailing cold front that 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 will be generally light to moderate, but a few heavier showers may be embedded in the system as the cold front nears. Most locations can expect anywhere from 1/3 to 3/4" of precipitation by late Monday night. 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

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Baltimore/Washington National Weather Service

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