After brief freeze closes out Easter holiday, temps are expected to climb this week

After hitting a sunny peak in the 60s on Easter Sunday, we expect a brief cold snap with a freeze warning for the overnight. But those lamenting the warm weather need not weep. Temps may climb to near 90 by the end of the week. Here’s what you need to know about the forecast.

With a light breeze of around 5 to 10 mph on Sunday afternoon, temperatures in the D.C. area eventually got back up into a comfortable lower 60s.

For Sunday night, the National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Warning that includes all of the DMV, except for Calvert and St. Marys counties. The warning will be in effect from 2 a.m. until 10 a.m. Monday.

The NWS says the freeze warning will bring subfreezing temperatures as low as 28 to 32 degrees. As a reminder, that’s cold enough to kill pets, plants — and people — that are left outdoors.

After the cold excursion, area temperatures are expected to warm up to the mid 60s Monday afternoon, entering the 70s by Tuesday and nearing the 90s by Thursday.

Skies are expected to be clear this week, with little chance of rain until at least Friday. Low temperatures at night are expected to be in the 50s for most of the upcoming week.


SUNDAY NIGHT: Clear skies. Breezy with lows in the mid 30s. Freeze warning in effect overnight.

MONDAY: Cold in morning. Sunny, breezy with highs in the upper 60s by afternoon.

TUESDAY: Clear, sunny, with high temperatures in the 70s. Lows around 50 at night.

WEDNESDAY: Sunny, clear, with highs around 80 in the afternoon. Cool, with lows in the 50s at night.

THURSDAY: Sunny, clear, with highs in the 80s — possibly 90s by the afternoon. Lows in the 50s at night.

WTOP’s Tadi Abedje, Joshua Barlow, and Ivy Lyons contributed to this report

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