From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Forecast: Lots of sunshine, but by April standards, a chilly day

April 21, 2013 - 10:51 AM
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Look for plenty of sunshine again today, but less warmth than we've become accustomed to this month.  Highs only in the mid to upper 50s will make today, like yesterday, one of the coolest days this April.

This Afternoon: Mostly Sunny, Unseasonably Cool

Highs: 55-60 | Wind: NE 5-10 mph

Tonight: Partly Cloudy, Cool

Lows: 38-43 | Wind: E 5 mph

Monday: Partly Sunny, Still Quite Cool

Highs: 56-62 | Wind: E 10-15 mph


After days in the 80s and 90s earlier this month, we thought it safe to put away the winter coats.  But with readings in the 30s and 40s this morning, Mother Nature is saying "not quite yet!"  Yes, there was plenty of sunshine yesterday, but with highs barely reaching 60 and winds gusting to 25 mph, there was very little warmth to be had.  And while the winds have subsided, today will be yet another much cooler than normal day with highs only in the mid to upper 50s.  These  nosediving temperatures, dry air, and northerly winds are expected to continue through Tuesday.  Thereafter, some showers at midweek will announce a front that should start to moderate the chill; by week's end, highs in the low 70s should complete the thaw!  Stay bundled up and enjoy your sunny Sunday!

NOTE: Yesterday was the chilliest day this month since back on April 4th and one of just 5 that featured a reading below the seasonal norm. Still, thanks to the summer sizzle a few weeks back, April is running almost 5 degrees above average.  

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