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PM Update: Clear and mild tonight, with more nice weather for Saturday

I have to confess: I was not out this afternoon. It feels like I've committed a crime by not venturing outside to enjoy the nice weather. But I'll leave my cabin soon, and I plan to spend as much time outdoors as the sun allows for the rest of the day. I suggest you do the same, because while Saturday will be another beauty, Sunday looks like a problem.

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Through the Night: Gorgeous weather continues this evening and into the nighttime period. If you have outdoor plans Friday night, a light jacket should be enough if temperatures drop slowly through the 70s after sunset. We will stay mostly clear overnight with low temperatures settling in the upper 50's to the lower 60's. Winds from the south later become less gusty at 10 to 15 miles per hour.

See the current weather at the Washington Post.

Morning (Saturday): The beautiful weather continues for Saturday with another day of sunshine and above-average temperatures. A few clouds will approach the area from the south in the afternoon and the wind will be a bit gusty again. But discomfort will be hard to come up with mostly sunny skies and high temperatures in the low to mid-80s and winds from the southwest at 10 to 15 mph with some higher gusts. Sunny night again mild, with low temperatures around 60 degrees under a thicker cloud cover

Sunday: You can save your complaints for Sunday. The region will be the battlefield where two different weather systems collide. A massive backdoor cold front will fly in from the northeast and set a sharp temperature limit (60s / 70s to the south and 40s / 50s to the north) over the area. It is difficult to say exactly where this limit will be established, but it is likely that D.C. and the surrounding areas will get stuck on the cool and cloudy side on Sunday afternoon. The chances of a shower increase throughout the day as the second weather system approaches the area on Sunday afternoon in the form of a strong cold front. Angela has the wet and messy details about it.

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Climate's March 2018 issue: I'm always looking forward to the monthly climate report of NOAA, if nothing else than the picture below. March was certainly an active month, but not with the weather we normally associate with March. In the Tornado Valley, the severe weather began slowly, and in their place, the residents had to deal with drought and forest fires.

U.S. Climate Anomalies and Events for March 2018. Via NOAA

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