From the ABC 7 Weather team

Washington D.C. Forecast: Warmer days ahead

April 4, 2013 - 10:45 PM
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Rain overnight then sunshine

Overnight: Rain/ mixing with a little sleet.

Lows: 36-41 | Rain: Near 100%

Friday: Showers East Early, Becoming Sunny and Pleasant PM

Highs: Near 60 | Wind: N-NW 10-15 afternoon

This Weekend: SAt. Sunny Sun. Partly Cloudy and Mild

Highs: Sat. 55-60, Sun. Near 65-cooler near water | Wind: E-SE 10 mph

The same system that brought snow to Roanoke and Richmond earlier today is moving into the metro area.  As the precipitation starts to fall from south to north, there may be some wet snowflakes and sleet at the onset, but will then change over to a chilly rain.  This is a quick moving system and should be out of the region by mid morning tomorrow.   Check out our hyperlocal futurecast late tonight and early tomorrow morning.

1/4 -1/2" rain (highest totals east of DC) is likely (70% chance) overnight.  High pressure with dry air will be over us by Friday afternoon and then stay around for a sunny weekend.  The only thing we have to watch is the wind direction.  South to southeast winds will be here Saturday and Sunday and with chilly water in the Bay and Potomac (48°) a breeze at the Tidal Basin will keep the blossom watchers a bit cool, but the cherry trees will be at peak from Sunday through Tuesday.  Enjoy!

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