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Washington DC weather for March 31: evening update

National Weather Service forecast map
National Weather Service forecast map
Map courtesy National Weather Service

Brian's exclusive forecast for Washington DC:

Tonight: Mostly clear and chilly with a low around 40.

Tuesday: Sunny and pleasant with a high in the mid 60s.

Tuesday Night: A clear sky with a low around 40.

Wednesday: Clouds and sun. Mild with a high in the upper 60s.

The extended forecast calls for a slight chance of rain showers on Thursday with a low in the upper 40s and a high in the lower 60s. A chance of rain showers on Friday with a low in the lower 50s and a high in the mid 60s. Mostly sunny on Saturday and Sunday with lows in the 40s and highs in the lower 60s.

Weather Summary

Today's weather was a pleasant contrast to yesterday's damp, cold, and wintery weather. The pressure gradient between an exiting area of low pressure and high pressure building over the Ohio Valley created strong winds today that gusted over 30 miles per hour at times. Despite the wind, the sky was mostly sunny with afternoon temperatures in the mid 60s. Winds will gradually diminish as we head into the evening hours and temperatures will fall back into the upper 30s with a clear sky, high pressure overhead, and light winds. After a cool start to the day on Tuesday, a southerly flow around the center of high pressure will enable thermometer readings to bounce back into the mid 60s. A cold front will approach the region on Wednesday. This will produce increasing cloudiness during the afternoon hours, but it will be mild with highs approaching 70. A wave of low pressure moving along the frontal boundary is expected to result in widespread rain showers on Thursday and Friday with highs in the 50s. At the moment, it appears that both Saturday and Sunday will be mostly sunny and pleasant with highs in the 50s to near 60. The average high for early April is in the lower 60s.

Regional Weather Information

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Washington average lows and highs

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