WASHINGTON — Rain and clouds took over the D.C. area on Thursday morning, and that isn’t changing anytime soon.
The forecast from NBC Washington says to look for cloudy skies and rain at times through Saturday — maybe even a shower later in the day on Mother’s Day on Sunday — and maybe even past that. Below-normal temperatures will persist as well through the first half of the weekend.
The D.C. area got a solid half-inch to more than 1.5 inches of rain Wednesday, and while the heavy stuff has turned into scattered showers, that’s not the end of it, said Storm Team 4 Meteorologist Amelia Draper: An area of low pressure will swing into the region from the south and west late Friday afternoon into the evening, bringing more rain that will last halfway into Saturday.
The area will dry out Saturday afternoon, but temperatures will stay low. While the average high for this time of year is the mid-70s, highs on Friday and Saturday will be in the low to mid-50s.
It starts to feel more like May on Mother’s Day, when partly sunny skies will take over — though there still could be a chance of a shower, Draper predicted “definitely not a washout.” Temperatures will warm back up to about 70.
The really nice weather won’t start until the next workweek does, naturally. Monday looks to be sunny, with highs around 70, and it’ll only get warmer from there. Draper said the highs on Thursday and Friday could be near 90.