7:00 AM | High temperatures should get back to 70 degrees this afternoon only to be knocked down again on Thursday

6-Day Forecast

Today

Partly-to-mostly sunny, warmer than recent days, highs reaching the 70 degree mark

Tonight

Mostly clear, turning quite cool late, lows in the low 40's by morning

Thursday

Mostly sunny, chilly, highs in the low 60’s

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, chilly, low 40’s

Friday

Partly sunny, not as cool, maybe a shower, mid-to-upper 60’s

Saturday

Mostly sunny, chilly, low-to-mid 60’s

Sunday

Partly sunny, milder, maybe a shower late, low 70’s

Monday

Partly sunny, seasonal, maybe a few showers, low 70’s

Discussion

A cold front will approach the region today and should sweep off the east coast by later this evening. Southwest winds ahead of the front should boost temperatures to close-to-normal levels this afternoon, but then it’ll drop to well below normal again on Thursday as highs will do no better than the lower 60’s (normal high is still around 71 at Reagan National Airport). High pressure will build in on Thursday and then another cold front will swing through later Friday, probably on the dry side, and that will usher in colder air for Saturday. Finally, by late in the weekend low pressure will form over the Great Lakes region and, from this location, it should push milder air into the Mid-Atlantic to close out the weekend.

Video

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