7:00 AM | Low pressure near the coast today keeps us cloudy, damp and very cool for late May; holiday weekend to start off at downright cold levels, but will end quite warm

6-Day DC Forecast

Today

Cloudy, very cool with occasional showers, highs only reaching the lower 60’s (normal high is now 76 degrees at DCA)

Tonight

Chance for an early evening shower then becoming partly cloudy, quite cool, lows by morning in the upper 40's

Friday

Partly-to-mostly sunny, breezy, comfortable, cannot rule out a shower, mid 70’s

Friday Night

Mainly clear and downright cold for this time of year, lower 40's

Saturday

Mainly sunny, pleasant, low-to-mid 70’s

Sunday

Partly sunny, noticeably warmer, low-to-mid 80’s

Monday

Mainly cloudy, quite warm, chance for showers and thunderstorms, mid-to-upper 80’s

Tuesday

Mainly cloudy, very warm, chance for more showers and thunderstorms, near 90 degrees

Discussion

Low pressure will pass just to our south and east later today and it will generate occasional showers in the local region right through the afternoon. The clouds and rainfall from this coastal low pressure system will help to confine temperatures to unusually cool levels for this time of year. This system moves away late tonight and the end of the work week and the beginning of the holiday weekend will stay cool for this time of year. In fact, the upcoming holiday weekend could start off near record cold levels in much of the Mid-Atlantic region.

By Sunday, however, temperatures will become noticeably higher and then Monday will bring a threat for showers and thunderstorms from a frontal system and it'll turn quite warm. That same front will combine with a second front on Tuesday of next week to continue our threat for showers and thunderstorms along with continued quite warm conditions.