What started out as cloudy, some might say dreary day, morphed into a clear, sunny, and generally fantastic afternoon to enjoy the outdoors. A little cool in the shade with a chilly breeze, but the sun helped the temperatures climb into the mid-70s in the late afternoon. Read on for your full forecast for the rest of the week.
I finally found the time to go down and check out the National Cherry Blossoms on the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. today—it was definitely a great choice! A little hot, but better than the chill that accompanied my visit last year. Unlike last year, I also managed to go right at the peak bloom, leading to some wonderful, full, and pink blossoms. Good thing too, since the potential rain and storms Thursday night into Friday will probably take many of them down for the weekend… Check below the fold on this post for the full photo gallery!
Hopefully you drank plenty of water today, because the human body can only take so much of a temperature change! Records were set all over the DC area, with BWI and National both hitting 91°—breaking records set back in 1922! Dulles also broke a record of 79° set back in 1992 with a high of 89° today. To put this all in perspective, if the record-breaking highs were not enough, the normal temperature for the DC area this time of year is in the mid-60s. Thankfully, dew points stayed low today, leading to more of a dry heat than we could have seen. Change is coming again this weekend—although do not expect it to be as drastic. Read on for your full forecast!