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The cherry blossoms reach peak bloom Thursday

Enjoy the spring temperatures while you can...we'll fall through the 50s on Friday.

WASHINGTON — The cherry blossoms reached stage six today, which is peak bloom. Locate your umbrella and jacket for Friday. The weekend looks 50/50.

Quick Forecast:
Overnight: Mostly cloudy and mild. Some showers, isolated storm. Low: 57.
Friday: Cloudy and colder with rain and showers. High: 57 and falling.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, not as cool with rain, showers, isolated storm. High: 62.

Weather Story:

Showers and even a few storms roll through the DMV overnight.

The cherry blossoms are in peak bloom now and will last for several days.  

Wetter and colder weather arrives for Friday and sticks around into Saturday. Both days look to feature off and on showers with otherwise cloudy skies.

Friday will be quite chilly as well with temperatures falling through the 50s throughout the day. By Friday evening expect temperatures down in the 40s!

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Saturday looks just as damp and chilly with highs in the 50s to low 60s. The highs Saturday will not occur until the evening or early night time hours. The showers should end Saturday afternoon with some evening sunshine. Make your outdoor weekend plans for Sunday.

The good news is, we need the rain! We're in quite a rainfall deficit both for the month and for the year.

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The latest pollen report shows that tree pollen is moderate. Mold and grasses are low. Weeds haven't been detected. Maple and box elder are the main culprits.

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Detailed Forecast
Overnight: Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and an isolated storm possible. Lows: 50s. Winds: SW/NE 10.
Friday: Cloudy and colder with rain and showers. Highs: 50s and falling. Winds: NE 10.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, not as cool with rain and showers, isolated storm. Highs: 59 - 64. Winds: SE/SW 10 - 15.

Long Range Forecast:

Sunday will be the pick of the weekend with brighter skies and mild temperatures in the upper 60s to the low 70s. Some showers are possible overnight Sunday but skies return partly cloudy Monday. Monday and Tuesday will be nice but cooler. The Nats are hosting the Yankees at 12:05 PM Tuesday. 

Extended Outlook:

Sunday: Mostly sunny and pleasant. Highs: 67 - 72.
Monday: Morning clouds then partly cloudy and pleasant. Highs: 67 - 72.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy and a bit cooler. Highs: 58 - 63.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy and pleasant. Highs: 58 - 63.

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