From the ABC 7 Weather team

Washington D.C. Forecast: Spring Just Around the Corner

April 4, 2013 - 12:40 PM
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Spring-time temperatures will arrive by the weekend

This Afternoon: Increasing clouds

Temperatures: 40s - Some lower 50s | Wind: S 5 - 12 mph

Overnight: Rain showers

Lows: Mid 30s | Rain: Moving in from SW - NE

Friday: Skies clearing in afternoon

Highs: Nearing 60 | Rain: Ending by mid-morning

There is not a “Red Flag Warning” since winds aren’t quite as gusty, however, there is an “Enhanced Fire Threat” for most of the ergiona due the still breezy conditions, and the low humidities. Dry fuel moisture will enhance the risk for the spread of wildfires so any open burning of any type is considered very hazardous this time of year since any accidental escaped debris/embers can create a widespread fire.
A very chilly morning this morning. From the NWS: The low temperature at Dulles so far this morning was 22 degrees. This would tie the record low temperature for April 4 that was set in 1965. The 22 degrees at Dulles is also the coldest April temperature since April 7, 2002 (when the low was also 22 degrees). BWI recorded 25 degrees. The coldest temp recorded in April since April 4th 1992 when it was also 25 degrees. The temperature at Reagan National Airport in DC was 31 this morning, the coldest temp since April 9th 2007.

 

 


 

 

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High pressure will be moving offshore today as an area of low pressure that has formed over the Gulf will track north from the Southeast along the Mid-Atlantic coast. This will bring widespread rain showers to the area during the late evening hours and through the overnight hours. Everything should be out by mid-morning on Friday. Partly sunny conditions will resume on Friday afternoon bringing the temperatures up nearing 60. Saturday will feature sun and clouds with temperatures once again in the lower 60s. Highs on Sunday will reach into the mid to upper 60s and nearing 70 degrees. A sprinkle cannot be ruled out for Sunday. Monday through Wednesday, temperatures will remain in the 70s.

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