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Washington DC weather for May 22: clouds and sun with scattered showers

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Brian's exclusive forecast for Washington DC:

This afternoon: Clouds and sun with scattered afternoon showers and thundershowers. The high will be in the lower 80s.

Tonight: Evening showers, then mostly cloudy overnight with a low in the lower 60s.

Friday: Clouds and sun with a few scattered showers and a high in the mid to upper 70s.

Friday Night: Clear, drier, and cooler with a low in the lower to middle 50s.

Saturday: Sunshine and pleasant with a high in the lower to middle 70s.

The extended forecast calls for sunshine on Sunday with a low in the mid 50s and a high in the upper 70s. Mostly sunny on Monday with a low in the upper 50s and a high in the lower 80s. Clouds and sun on Tuesday with a low in the mid 60s and a high in the lower 80s. Clouds and sun on Wednesday with a low in the mid 60s and a high in the lower 80s.

Weather Summary

A warm front is lifting through the region this morning and will enable a warm and humid airmass to overspread the area through the afternoon. Consequently, highs today will reach the lower 80s. Meanwhile, a cold front will sweep across the Middle Atlantic states later this afternoon and evening, sparking a few thundershowers in the process. A few showers may linger into the evening hours followed by a mostly cloudy sky overnight with lows dropping into the lower 60s. As the front progresses to our east on Friday, drier air will move in from the northwest. Although there may be a scattered rain shower on Friday, the day will feature increasing sunshine during the afternoon. It will be breezy at times with highs in the mid to upper 70s. Cooler air moves in Friday night with lows dipping into the lower and middle 50s. Pleasant spring weather is expected to continue through the Memorial Day weekend.

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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