From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Forecast: Sunny & cool today; cloudy, chilly, & wet tomorrow

March 23, 2013 - 12:08 AM
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Look for a pleasantly cool, breezy, and mostly sunny Saturday with highs in the low to mid 50s.  Sunday will turn cloudier and chillier with PM showers possible.

This Afternoon: Mostly Sunny, Cool, Breezy

Highs: 50-56 | Wind: NW 10-15 mph

Tonight: Mostly Clear & Chilly

Lows: 28-34 | Wind: N 5-10 mph

Sunday: AM Sun, Then Chance of PM Rain, Colder

Highs: 43-47 | Rain: 50% Chance

While we had fair skies this morning and light winds, it was still unseasonably chilly as our spring  remains stubbornly "un-sprung!"  Still, with mostly sunny skies prevailing for much of today and temperatures reaching the low to mid 50s, it is a pleasant start to the weekend.  

With high pressure hanging on through the evening, clear skies should extend through the night and into the early part of tomorrow.  But a storm system bringing snow to the Midwest is moving east and will start to cloud our skies by late Sunday morning.  Temperatures will be colder tomorrow and showers are possible by afternoon.  That rain could mix with some snow into the evening hours and persist as all snow in areas north and west of the city where Winter Weather Watches are in effect from Sunday afternoon through Monday afternoon.  The storm, which will likely develop into a coastal system, could produce a slushy accumulation of snow in the metro area on Monday. 

Thereafter, partly cloudy days, occasional showers, and persistently cooler than normal days are expected through the coming week.  With daytime highs only in the upper 40s, we'll just have to rely on our memories to keep us warm: last year on this date, it was 83 degrees, the highest reading for any day in March, 2012.  Now THAT was a spring day!  Enjoy your weekend.

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