High pressure brings sunshine and warming trend through mid-week.
This Afternoon: Mostly Sunny
Highs: Low to Mid 70s | Wind: WSW 5-10
Tonight: Mainly Clear
Lows: 42-52 | Wind: S 5
Tuesday: Morning Sun, some afternoon Clouds
Highs: Mid 70s | Wind: SW 5-10
The beautiful weekend weather continues into the workweek with a sunny, dry pattern and warming temperatures through mid-week. High pressure is anchored over the Southeastern U.S. and will block out any approaching storms. There is a cold front and associated low pressure system in the Midwest that will near our area late Tuesday, but it will go up and over the Mid-Atlantic due to the blocking high. Showers and t-storms will stay north into the Great Lakes and Northeast, while we will just get some cloudiness.
Today, expect plentiful sunshine with highs in the low to mid 70s. A few clouds for Tuesday afternoon and a little warmer in the mid 70s. On Wednesday, it will be the warmest day of the week with a high near 80. That may be a little conservative. The record for Reagan National on Wednesday is 84.
Things could get interesting late into the weekend. A strong cold front heads our way from the Northwest, at the same time, Tropical Depression 18 strengthens and heads near the East Coast... Stay tuned to WJLA for updates on both systems.