7:00 AM | A cold start to the weekend, but a warm finish and hot next week

6-Day DC Forecast

Today

Mainly sunny skies, becoming breezy, still pretty comfortable, cannot rule out a shower or two this afternoon, highs not far from 75 degrees

Tonight

Becoming mainly clear and quite cold for this time of year, lows by morning ranging from the upper 30’s in isolated suburban locations to the mid 40’s in the District

Saturday

Mostly sunny, cool, low 70’s

Saturday Night

Mainly clear and chilly, upper 40’s

Sunday

Mainly sunny, becoming noticeably warmer, low 80’s

Monday

Partly sunny, rather hot, chance for showers and thunderstorms late, near 90 degrees

Tuesday

Partly sunny, hot, chance for more showers and thunderstorms, low-to-mid 90’s

Wednesday

Partly sunny, still hot, chance for more showers and thunderstorms, low-to-mid 90’s

Discussion

A strong cold front will whip through the Mid-Atlantic region later today and it will usher in a very chilly air mass for the beginning of the long holiday weekend. After a relatively comfortable day today, temperatures will drop sharply overnight – perhaps even bottoming out in the upper 30’s in some isolated suburban locations well north and west of the District. Despite plenty sunshine on Saturday, temperatures will remain at below-normal levels, but then a noticeable warmup will take place for Sunday and especially Monday. While there can be a shower or two associated with today’s frontal passage, the next chance for any significant shower and thunderstorm activity will take place late Monday. That threat for showers and thunderstorms will continue on Tuesday and Wednesday as well and temperatures on those two days should climb into the 90's.