From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. weather forecast Monday: Next three days a 'Perfect 10'

May 9, 2011 - 04:19 AM
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Say hello to three days of gorgeous weather in D.C.

Tulips in Georgetown. (Photo: TBD Staff)

Spring doldrums ahoy!

A large mass of high pressure from the Hudson Bay has glommed onto the D.C. region, and under its protection the city is entering into an uninterrupted bacchanalia of sun, warmth and rain-free skies. That's quite a change from our recent torrid relationship with severe weather and tornadoes, 16 of which have now been confirmed during the late-April storm in the D.C. area.

While the Mississippi River continues to regurgitate floodwater all over the place, and parched air and fast winds have created dangerous wildfire conditions over much of the Southwest, the Mid-Atlantic is cruising along in a bubble of fantastic weather for the next three days. (Extended forecast.)

“It's going to be a perfect 10, thanks to this wonderful area of high pressure,” says ABC7 meteorologist Steve Rudin. “It will be great weather to wait in line at Georgetown Cupcakes for three hours. Which is something I do daily.” (There is a 98 percent probability Rudin is joking.)

The high-temperature range for Monday is 72 to 77 degrees. Tuesday's expected range will be unoriginal but hardly unwelcome, at 72 to 77 degrees. On Wednesday, sun-sparkled thermometers could hit 76 degrees. A light breeze will predominate throughout. Toward the end of the week, a cold front will churn up the atmosphere and summon the possibility of thunderstorms. But it's way too early to mope about that.

Sunglasses? Check. Sonny Crockett-style all-white ensembles? Check. Permission to work from Dewey Beach? Er... get with your boss about that.

Sorry that the news of this great weather is coming just in time to go back to work. “We aim to please,” says Rudin.

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