D.C. Forecast: Spring as we like it! Plenty of sunshine & comfortably cool

      This Afternoon: Mostly Sunny & Pleasant

      Highs: 67-70 | Wind: WNW 5-10/G 20 mph

      Tonight: Mostly Cloudy & Mild

      Lows: 46-53 | Wind: SE 5-10 mph

      Monday: Mostly Cloudy & Warm, Breezy

      Highs: 70-75 | Wind: SE 10-15 mph

      After being too cold for too long, this past week tried to even the score by being too hot too soon.{} But this weekend{}steadied the controls as we are getting spring as it was meant to be. The high{}yesterday of 70 under mostly sunny skies{}was the coolest and most comfortable day this past week and today promises to be equally pleasant.{} Look for a few clouds, but{}sunshine should prevail as high temperatures will again aim for near 70.{}{}

      High pressure will start to slide to the east later today as a front brings cloudier skies this evening.{} With the high anchored offshore, a flow off the ocean and a stalled front near the Mason-Dixon Line will likely give us a series of cloudy, but warm days through the coming week.{} The possibility of showers increases by Thursday as a cold front on Friday ushers in cooler than normal air for next weekend.

      As blissful as these sunny spring days are, there are some seasonal flies in the ointment!{} Pollen counts for trees are sky high (currently 11.2 on a 12 point scale with maples and birches the main offenders) and the danger of sunburn is{}up there as well{}as the UV Index is now a 7.{} Still, those threats are a small price to pay for Mother Nature's welcome makeover.{} Enjoy your Sunday! {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}steadied