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Easter Weekend in D.C.: A 'hoppy' forecast

March 30, 2013 - 05:00 AM
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A mixed bag of weather this Easter weekend.  Showers possible Sunday, but it won't be an Easter washout.

 

Easter weekend has come again.  Easter falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox.  Astronomical spring arrived on Wednesday, March 20th and the full moon occurred this past Wednesday, March 27th, ergo why Easter falls this weekend.

After a fairly cool, spring, temperature pattern this month, the pattern will change slightly for the holiday weekend. Along with the milder (more seasonable) temperatures, also comes the chance for showers. 

Sunshine will be the dominant weather feature on Saturday with highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s.  By Sunday morning, clouds will be on the increase and showers will develop ahead of a weak front.  Most of the rain should hold off until after lunch time in the metro area; however, showers may begin as early as 10am along the Blue Ridge.  Temperatures will be quite mild, though, near 60 degrees.  Check out our hyper-local futurecast that shows showers moving in late morning/early afternoon (early showers West of D.C.). 

The 135th annual White House Easter Egg Roll will take place on Monday and the weather looks pretty good for the event.  Another mild day expected Monday with highs in the mid 60s and breezy, too, ahead of a more potent cold front that will slide through late Monday night. 

Enjoy the 60 degree temperatures this Easter weekend and Monday because highs will drop back into the lower 50s with gusty winds come Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. 

Have a happy and safe Easter everyone!

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