From the ABC 7 Weather team

Washington D.C. Forecast: This Week's Warm Up in Full Bloom

February 18, 2014 - 01:00 PM
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The warm-up officially starts today. Some rain chances along the way but all in all, not too bad for this time of year!

This Afternoon:
Breezy, Sunny
Temperatures: Mid 40s - Mid 50s
Wind: SW 5-15+ decreasing
Increasing Clouds
Lows: Lower to Mid 30s
Wind: Light
Passing Light Rain Showers
Highs: Lower to Mid 50s
Wind: SW 5-10 mph, increasing W 10-15mph

All sunshine today as temperatures climb generally into the mid-40s to mid-50s across the region. The winds that are around today will diminish throughout the late afternoon and early evening hours. Clouds will fill in overnight ahead of a weak cold front that will bring some light rain showers to the area by morning. Those showers should wrap up by early afternoon, clearing to sunshine. A little bit of a westerly wind will pick up in the afternoon hours but calm through the evening hours. Temperatures Wednesday will move into the lower to mid-50s. Thursday should feature more of the same in terms of temperatures, lower to mid-50s, with a mix of sun and clouds. Good news and bad news for Friday: temperatures will rise to right around the 60 degree mark however, there will be rain showers that come through the region-possibly some storms, some of which could be strong to severe. By the time the weekend rolls around, temperatures fall but only into the mid-50s on Friday and lower 50s/upper 40s on Sunday. Keep in the weekend dry for now but may have to add additional precip chances on Sunday into Monday.

High/Low Yesterday: 38º/ 25º
Precipitation: Trace
Normal High/Low: 48º/31º
Record High/Low: 77º(2011) / 3º (1903)


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