D.C. Forecast: A very pleasant weekend with mostly sunny skies & lighter winds

This Afternoon: Sunny & Milder,{ } Less Windy

Highs: 53-58 | Wind: N 5-10 mph

Tonight: Mostly Clear & Cool

Lows: 34-39 | Wind: N 5 mph

Sunday: Mostly Sunny & Mild, Late Day Clouds

Highs: 56-60 | Wind: SE 5-10 mph

This last day of Standard Time{ }is a pleasant reminder that spring is close enough to touch!{ } After winds gusting to 40 mph yesterday made the 52 degree high feel much cooler, today{ }is considerably{ }calmer, sunnier, and more comfortable.{ } The temperatures today should rise to the mid 50s and then to near 60 on Sunday.{ } Lighter winds from the north at 5 to 10 mph today will gradually shift to the southeast on Sunday.{ } Other than some late day cloudiness tomorrow, the weekend{ }will be a welcome antidote to the cold and blustery days of late.

Remember to turn your clocks AHEAD one hour tonight as Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 AM on Sunday.{ } The sunrise tomorrow will be at 7:27 AM and sunset at 7:10 PM.

After yet another mild, but cloudy day on Monday, some showers are likely on Tuesday.{ } Thereafter, sunshine returns but daytime highs through Friday{ }will be a bit lower than the seasonal norm of 53.

NOTE: The local metro area may have escaped the heavy snow on Wednesday, but the 1.03 inches of rain that fell{ }at Reagan National made for the wettest day this calendar year.{ } We have to go back to December 26th when the rainfall tally was 1.42 inches for a rainier day.{ } Enjoy your weekend!