From the ABC 7 Weather team

Sunny, breezy and warm...not hot.

April 17, 2012 - 07:47 AM
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Sunshine for most of the day with highs today 12 to 15 degrees cooler than yesterday.

TODAY: Mostly sunny, breezy and pleasant

Highs: 74°-78° | Wind: NNW 10-15 mph

TOMORROW: Considerable cloudiness and  cooler with a chance of showers

Highs: 60°-65° | Wind: N 5 mph

THURSDAY: Partly to mostly sunny and warmer

Highs: 68°-73° | Wind: S 5 mph

A cold front moving across the region will keep temperatures under control today. Yesterday felt like late July with a record-tying high temperature of 90 degrees at BWI Thurgood Marshall. Washington's official high temperature of 89 degrees at Reagan National Airport fell short of the record of 92 degrees set in 2002. Look for some increase in cloudiness later this afternoon and especially tonight. Tomorrow will be much cooler with a 30% chance of showers. The best chances will be south of Washington. Partly to mostly sunny and pleasant weather will return on Thursday and Friday.

Looking ahead to the weekend...We are calling for increasing cloudiness on Saturday with 40% of rain developing and mostly cloudy skies on Sunday with a 50% chance of rain. With the region almost 5 inches below average rainfall totals for 2012, we need the rain. Although, I agree the timing is not ideal.

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