From the ABC 7 Weather team

Daylight Saving brings an early taste of summer

March 11, 2012 - 10:45 AM
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Unlike Saturday, today's sunny skies will be matched by mild temperatures.  Look for highs in the low 60s, then warmer still for the rest of the week. Thanks to Daylight Saving time, sunset won't come until 7:12 p.m. tonight.

This Afternoon: Sunny & Milder

Highs: 60-65 | Wind: S 5-10

Tonight: Mostly Clear, Not as Cold

Lows: 38-46 | Wind: S 5-10

Monday: Partly Sunny, Warmer, PM Clouds

Highs: 65-70 | Wind: S 5-10

Yesterday's chill was the exception in a month that has been resolutely warmer than a March ought to be!  The 50 degree high at Reagan National was just the third below average day in a month that is over 6 degrees above the norm. 

Given that the coming week is expected to be almost summer-like with daytime highs in the 70s and nighttime lows dipping only to the 50s, March will come to resemble May even more. 

With southerly winds and high pressure in place, today will feature plenty of sunshine and highs in the low 60s.  The high begins to move away on Monday. But while some clouds and a cold front will arrive late in the day and some showers could fall into Tuesday, there is no cold air in the wake of the front. 

On the contrary, a succession of warm, even slightly humid days will characterize an unseasonably warm week.  Highs in the mid to upper 70s will make belie winter - which is still the official season until March 20!  Enjoy your first day of Daylight Saving with sunny skies until 7:12 PM. 

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