7:00 AM | Another chilly day, but temperatures jump dramatically on Friday...weekend looking nice and cherry blossoms will be in peak form

6-Day DC Forecast

Today

Continued cloudy and cold for this time of year with occasional showers or drizzle, light E-NE winds, some fog is also possible, highs confined to the low-to-mid 50’s

Tonight

Occasional showers or drizzle with some patchy fog, chilly, lows in the mid-to-upper 40’s

Friday

Mostly cloudy, breezy, becoming much warmer, showers likely and possibly a strong thunderstorm, but it will not be a total washout, mid 70’s

Friday Night

Showers possible early, maybe a thunderstorm, becoming partly cloudy late, upper 40's by morning

Saturday

Mostly sunny, breezy, mild, mid-to-upper 60’s

Sunday

Mostly sunny, mild, mid-to-upper 60’s

Monday

Partly sunny, mild, maybe a shower late, near 70 degrees

Tuesday

Mostly cloudy, mild, chance for showers, low 70’s

Discussion

Persistent E-NE low-level winds will keep us cold for another day in the I-95 corridor, but then dramatic changes will occur on Friday as yesterday’s cold front becomes tomorrow’s warm front. Our winds will shift back to a southwesterly direction on Friday and temperatures will jump ahead of an approaching "west-to-east" moving cold frontal system. Drizzle or occasional showers are likely today and tonight and there will be some patchy fog around; especially, after midnight. Occasional showers are likely on Friday ahead of the next frontal system and there can be a strong thunderstorm or two mixed into the picture, but it will not be a total washout as we close out the work week. All of this inclement weather clears off the east coast by early Saturday paving the way for a pretty nice weekend in the I-95 corridor region although there will be a noticeable breeze on Saturday. The cherry blossoms should explode with the warmth on Friday and will be in peak form for the pleasant upcoming weekend.