Strong high pressure will remain anchored off of the eastern Seaboard through the end of the work week. This will allow for winds to shift to a more southerly to southwesterly direction at the surface, bringing in some milder air to the region. A slow moving cold front will approach the region during the day on Saturday. Some showers are expected with the frontal passage, with timing looking to be late Saturday afternoon and overnight.
After some residual shower activity on Sunday morning, conditions are expected to improve during the afternoon as the system slowly pulls away, and high pressure over Canada begins to build in. The new work week will open under the influence of this high pressure area with dry weather and seasonable temperatures expected.
...Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity...
Today: Mostly sunny. High in the mid 70’s. Southerly winds 5-10 MPH.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Low near 45. Light southerly winds.
Friday: Mostly sunny and mild. High in the upper 70’s. South winds 5-10 MPH.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 50-55. Light southerly winds.
Saturday: Partly sunny with a chance of showers late in the day. High near 75. Southerly winds 5-15 MPH. Chance of rain is 40 percent.
Sunday: A 30 percent chance of a morning shower, otherwise becoming partly to mostly sunny. High near 70 and low near 50.
Monday: Mostly sunny. High near 65 and low near 50.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High near 70 and low near 50.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High near 70 and low near 50.