From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Forecast: Another unseasonably mild day, but cooler air returns at midweek

March 10, 2013 - 11:40 AM
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After a chilly start, temperatures are rising toward the low to mid 60s just as they did on Saturday!  Look for mostly sunny skies and light southeasterly winds for this first day of Daylight Saving Time.

This Afternoon: Mostly Sunny & Mild, Light Winds

Highs: 57-65 | Wind: SE 5-10 mph

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy & Cool

Lows: 37-43 | Wind: SE 5-10 mph

Monday: Cloudy & Quite Mild, Late Day Showers

Highs: 58-62 | Wind: S 10-15 mph

You might not have been able to see forever, but on what was one of the clearest days in memory, Saturday's sight lines couldn't have been finer.  With perfectly blue skies untainted by summer's haze and temperatures rising to 62 at both Reagan National and BWI Marshall, yesterday was the mildest day since way back on January 31st when we hit 66. 

Today, the first day of Daylight Saving Time, is turning out to be nearly as delightful with high pressure and thus mostly sunny skies still in place.  Highs today will likely rise again to the low to mid 60s with just some late day clouds intruding on the weekend's perfection.  A cold front currently bringing snow and rain to the Plains and Midwest will spread clouds into our area tomorrow.  Rain is likely on Tuesday and in the wake of the front, the remainder of the week will be cooler, but mostly dry: highs will drop from the mid 50s on Tuesday to the mid 40s by Saturday.

NOTE: There is a Coastal Flood Advisory for slightly higher than normal tides in Chesapeake Bay through noon on Monday.  The western shore of the Bay in particular could experience those tides, projected to be below the moderate range.

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