Your calendar isn't lying. It's May 14, and you've probably bundled up for one of the chilliest mornings in some time. A warm spell is on the horizon, though.
Today: Partly to mostly sunny and cool
Highs: 65º-69º | Wind: NW 5-10
Overnight: Mostly cloudy with a few showers possible
Lows: 47º-55º | Wind: Light Southerly
Tomorrow: Partly cloudy, breezy and warmer. PM thundershower.
Highs: 75º-80º | Wind: SW 10-15
Initial reports indicate the temperature fell to 32 degrees at Washington Dulles Tuesday morning, tying the record low set on this date in 1996. The temperature fell to 34 degrees at BWI Airport, tying the record low set on this day in that same year.
It appears we have missed tying the record low at Reagan National by 1 degree. As I said, this is based on initial reports. It is possible temperatures briefly dipped lower between hourly observations. We will update when the official number is released by the National Weather Service.
Temperatures will climb into the upper 60s later Tuesday and upper 70s Wednesday as a warm front approaches the region. Partly sunny skies with highs around 80 degrees are forecast for Thursday and Friday. Isolated showers or thunderstorms are possible on Wednesday and Thursday. Friday is forecast to remain dry.
The weekend outlook is a bit unsettled. Right now, our forecast calls for partly to mostly cloudy skies with a chance of a shower or thunderstorm with highs around 80 degrees to the lower 80s in spots.