From the ABC 7 Weather team

Sunny and warm in D.C., big temperature drop expected Saturday

March 18, 2011 - 09:00 AM
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Don't expect record setting warmth today, but afternoon highs will reach the 70s across much of the area. A cold front will drop temperatures by about 15 to 20 degrees on Saturday.

This Afternoon: Mostly to Patly Sunny ... Warm and Breezy

Highs: mid 70s | Wind: SW 10-20

Overnight: Mostly Cloudy ... Isolated Showers

Lows: 40s | Wind: NW 8-12

Saturday: Morning Clouds, Gradual Clearing

Highs: upper 50s | Wind: NW 5-10

An area of high pressure to the south will allow warm air to filter across the mid-Atlantic today. Highs will be well above average for this time of year, jumping into the 70s.

A cold front arrives later this evening bringing a potential for showers overnight and early tomorrow morning, but the latest models are backing off from a prolonged rain threat for Saturday. Morning clouds will quickly break for sun with highs only in the 50s. We welcome in spring (Sunday) in fine fashion with partly sunny skies and highs in the middle to upper 50s. Check out the extended outlook by clicking here.

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