7:15 AM | 70's today; weekend looks dry, breezy, sunny, but with chilly nights; colder next week

6-Day Forecast

Today

Lots of clouds, breezy, warm, slight chance for a shower or thundershower; especially, south of the District, mid 70’s

Tonight

Mostly clear, cool, low 40’s

Thursday

Mostly sunny, breezy, cool, near 60

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, cold, mid-to-upper 30’s

Friday

Mostly sunny, seasonable, near 60

Saturday

Mostly sunny, milder, mid 60’s

Sunday

Mostly sunny early, some clouds late, pleasant, near 70 (Easter sunrise temperatures in the low-to-mid 40's)

Monday

Partly sunny, still warm, showers possible, upper 60’s

Discussion

A weak front will pass through the Mid-Atlantic region this morning and then strong high pressure will build southward from Canada tonight and Thursday. This widespread Canadian high pressure to our north will dominate the weather scene around here right through the upcoming weekend with mostly sunny days, chilly nights and a steady north breeze. The air mass associated with the high will start off quite cool on Thursday, but some modification will occur by the weekend and temperatures on Saturday and Sunday should move well into the 60's, but the nights will remain quite chilly. Another frontal system will approach the area by Sunday night and Monday, and there is the potential for colder weather to move into the Mid-Atlantic by the middle of next week. Elsewhere, the storm that helped to cause the severe weather across Texas yesterday will move east today generating severe weather in the Lower Mississippi Valley. That same storm will then continue to head east tomorrow and could cause some rain at the Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia later tomorrow and early Friday. Later in the weekend, this same storm will take a loop from well off the east coast back towards the Maine coast by Sunday night and Monday, and it could even generate some snow there by early next week.

Video

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