April has been a challenge to get used to temperature-wise: starting out in the mid-60s before dipping back down to around 50° for the high. The cooler temperatures persisted for a few days, before an area of high pressure started bringing us more southerly winds yesterday, and with them 60s once again. We’re looking a bit cooler in the mid-50s today, but with plenty of sun! However, will it last? Read on to get your full forecast for this coming week—and here’s a hint: it’s going to be great for the peak time of the DC Cherry Blossoms!
The warm up will begin once again tomorrow, as a low pressure system and cold front begins to pass to our north through Pennsylvania. Highs will reach back into the mid-60s under partly cloudy skies, which should become more cloudy as the day continues. The cold front to the north should not affect the majority of the DC area, but could provide some afternoon and evening isolated showers to some areas of the far North & West DC Metro. It will be a fantastic day for families to head down to DC for the National Cherry Blossom Festival on the Tidal Basin/Mall, especially if you are not able to head down during the week.
Look for temperatures to keep rising throughout the week into Wednesday, where the high will potentially hit 80° in the DC area. Skies will continue to remain partly to mostly cloudy throughout the week, with a continued chance of isolated showers to the far North & West DC area on Monday afternoon.
Thursday evening will bring with it a cold front and rain, which will persist into Friday morning. This will also cause temperatures to take another slight dip at the end of the week, back into the lower-70s to upper-60s on Friday—by no means cold, however!