Washington D.C. Forecast: AChance of rain Thursday afternoon and evening

Tonight:Mostly Cloudy Lows: 50s to Near 60 Wind: S 5 m.p.h. Thursday:Mostly Cloudy, PM Showers PossibleHighs: Low 70s Precipitation: 50% Friday:Mostly Sunny, Breezy Morning Highs: Upper 60s to Near 70 Wind: NW 10-15 m.p.h.

A weakening cold front will fall apart as it moves across PA and MD this evening. Clouds and a few sprinkles will be the front’s legacy until an area of low pressure approaches our region from the southwest later tomorrow. It will remain quite mild with temperatures returning to the lower 70s Thursday. Sunshine-wise, there could be some tomorrow before the approaching systems pushes in a thicker cloud cover and increasing chances of rain. The upper levels of the atmosphere are engaged with this system, so it will pass by and take the rain with it. We believe skies will clear on Friday with slightly cooler temperatures.

Now the weekend…Yesterday I wrote about a Saturday system that would remain to our south and expressed a wish it stayed south. Well…it may get a little closer to our southern broadcast area. Right now we continue to call for partly cloudy skies Saturday but have added the chance for more clouds and possible sprinkles later in the day, especially south of the Washington area. Sunshine should be back on full display on Sunday. Weekend highs will be in the middle 60s. Model guidance is suggesting some very chilly air will affect our area by the middle of next week.

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