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Washington DC weather: sunny, breezy, and warm on Sunday

National Weather Service forecast map
National Weather Service forecast map
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Brian's exclusive forecast for Washington DC:

Tonight: Mostly clear and mild with a low in the mid to upper 50s.

Sunday: Sunny and very warm with a high in the upper 70s to near 80. South winds 10 to 20 mph at times.

Sunday Night: Variable cloudiness with a low in the mid 50s.

Monday: Mostly cloudy and warm with a high in the mid 70s.

The extended forecast calls for a chance of rain showers and thunderstorms on Tuesday with a low in the upper 50s and a high in the mid 60s. Clouds and sun with scattered rain showers on Wednesday. Colder with a low in the mid 30s and a high in the mid to upper 40s. Mostly sunny on Thursday with a low in the mid 30s and a high in the mid 50s. Clouds and sun on Friday with a low in the lower 40s and a high in the upper 50s.

Weather Summary

A sunny and warm April day in Baltimore and Washington was experienced today with plenty of sunshine, occasional breezes, and high temperatures in the lower to middle 70s. A warm front will move northward through the region overnight, keeping thermometer readings mild with morning lows only in the 50s. A southerly flow around high pressure to our east will create breezy conditions at times on Sunday, but temperatures will be warm again with afternoon readings in the mid 70s to near 80 degrees. On Monday, more clouds will overspread the region as a cold front approaches the Middle Atlantic states from the west. Most of the rain should hold off until Monday night, but on Tuesday widespread showers and even a few thunderstorms can be expected on Tuesday into Tuesday night. In addition to the rainfall, temperatures will be cooler on Tuesday with highs only in the mid 60s. Even colder air will surge into the area on Tuesday night as readings fall into the 30s with rain showers continuing. As the front clears the area on Wednesday, a cool northwest flow of air will move into the region. Highs on Wednesday may stay in the 40s, about 20 degrees colder than average for the middle of April. The mercury will return to more seasonal levels later next week as daytime highs rebound into the 50s to lower 60s.

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