From the ABC 7 Weather team

More unseasonable warmth as March Madness continues

March 18, 2012 - 11:09 AM
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It's a foggy, misty, and mild start to this Sunday, but some sunshine could peek through later today.  Look for a slightly cooler, but still milder than normal day (!), with highs in the upper 60s.

This Afternoon: Drizzle & Fog, Then Turning Partly Sunny, Mild

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

Tonight: Increasing Clouds, Areas of Fog

Lows: 47-55 | Wind: SE 5-10

Monday: AM Fog, Mostly Cloudy, T-Storm Poss.

Highs: 68-73 | Wind: S 5-10

After a week with March masquerading as May, the deception continues today and into next week.  And while we won't be hitting 80 as consistently, highs in the low to mid 70s will still be far above the seasonal average of 57.  A persistent southerly flow around an offshore high pressure system will keep us warmer and more humid than is typical for mid-March.  With a stalled back door front stalled just to our west, an easterly flow will keep us fogged-in for a time today before some sunshine breaks through; look for highs in the upper 60s with cooler readings closer to the Bay.  There could be some showers in the mountainous regions to the west, but onoy some drizzle is expected in the immediate DC area.  Increasing clouds and areas of fog will again develop overnight.  Monday should be mostly cloudy, but warmer with highs in the lower 70s.  There is a chance of thunderstorms developing on Monday afternoon.

NOTE: March madness, weather-style, is reflected in the 10-degree above normal average temperature for the month.  With three 80-degree days already and just three days below normal, this March - and March can often be a  "month for all seasons" -  has remained firmly fixed on summer!  Enjoy your Sunday.

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