This Afternoon: Partly Sunny, Breezy, and Cool
Highs: 61-64 | Wind: E 10-15 mph
Tonight: Increasing Clouds, Cool
Lows: 38-47 | Wind: E 5 mph
Monday: Mostly Cloudy, Slight Chance of Rain
Highs: 64-67 | Rain: E 10 mph
Rarely is spring in Washington so sublime for so long! With high pressure locked in place and a continuous flow of cool air, Saturday was yet another of the classically comfortable days we've had since last week. Yesterday's high at Reagan National hit 69 as plenty of sunshine shone through unobstructed cirrus clouds. Today is decidedly cooler with yet more of the stratus clouds than we've had the past few days. Winds are also stronger today with some gusts earlier this morning over 20 mph. The cloud deck is thinning from west to east, however, and more blue than gray is being revealed as daytime high temperatures struggle to the lower 60s.
As a low pressure system in the Mississippi valley moves closer, the days ahead will become increasingly cloudy with rain possible through Friday. The best chances for precipitation will be on Tuesday and Wednesday. But while the cooler than normal temperatures will be with us through midweek, the mercury will likely rise thereafter to near 80 by Friday.
NOTE: It was on this date in 1953 that Washington recorded a trace of snow! Flakes in May are naturally very rare and have fallen just 6 times since records were started in 1885. Today will not be number 7! Enjoy your snow-free Sunday!