Easter Weekend Weather Outlook for the DC area

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With a busy weekend ahead with outdoor events and many traveling for Easter, the weather forecast is quite important for your plans. Here’s a quick look at what to expect this weekend into early next week.

High pressure is beginning to center off the east coast today, bringing an easterly flow to the DC area and cooling down highs into the upper 60s. Conditions should be very comfortable for the Nationals game this afternoon.

Clouds will be on the increase tonight into Saturday morning, and models have been hinting at a few showers developing as a warm front moves overhead. Above is a look at our StormWatch7 Futurecast for Saturday morning. We’re not expecting a lot of rain but it won’t be a very pretty start to the day.

Saturday afternoon, clouds should wash out leading to more sunshine and warmer temperatures in the low 70s. A few showers and maybe an isolated thunderstorm will be possible south and west of DC, especially closer to the mountains.


Easter will bring with it very warm temperatures. Highs should be about 15 to 20 degrees above normal in the low to mid 80s. Skies should be mostly sunny through much of the day leading to great conditions for outdoor activities.

A cold front will slide into the region after sunset, bringing with it the chance for showers and thunderstorms. The best possibility will be north and west of DC since the front will be sliding out of Pennsylvania into the region.

Monday should be nice behind the front for the Easter Egg Roll at the White House. Clouds are expected to linger in the morning hours but more sunshine should filter overhead by the afternoon with highs in the mid 70s.

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