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Winter Winds Down, But Fun Has Just Begun

Dan Stillman @ 1:30 AM


Today through Friday

  • Highs in the upper 40s to lower 50s. Lows in the low-to-mid 30s.
  • Today: Cloudy early, then partly sunny in the afternoon. Chance of a passing shower well south of town.
  • Tomorrow and Friday: Partly cloudy.
The Weekend

  • Cloudy with a chance of rain showers, especially Saturday night and Sunday.
  • Highs in the upper 40s to mid-50s

With the chances of any more significant snow this winter quickly slipping away, we ask you to remember this plea during the upcoming spring, summer and fall: Don't forget about us!

Let's not kid ourselves. The possibility of a winter storm will probably always be the biggest draw to our site. Nevertheless, here are a few reasons you may want to stop in at between now and next winter, starting with tomorrow:

St. Patty's Day

Don't count on the luck of the Irish to keep you warm and dry. Bar-hopping is a lot more fun when you're dressed for the weather. Check back later today and tomorrow for an updated forecast.

Cherry Blossoms

There's nothing like blue skies and a walk around the Tidal Basin during peak bloom (currently forecast for April 4-9). But wet, wind-blown blossoms in your face aren't quite as pretty.

Surfs Up

Memorial Day Weekend is just around the corner, which can only mean one thing -- the beach! Ocean City, Rehoboth, Dewey and Bethany beaches are only a few hours away. From the end of May through the beginning of September, we'll let you know whether you can expect fun in the sun, or soggy days spent at Grotto Pizza, Candy Kitchen and the outlet stores.

Severe Storms

Warmer temps and higher humidities sometimes make for an active atmosphere. The threat of afternoon and evening thunderstorms can be exciting for some, scary for others, and a source of frustration for those looking forward to outdoor activities. We'll keep an eye that radar screen and let you know whether your ride home, softball or kickball game, or late-evening concert is in jeopardy.

81 Nats Home Games

The Nationals home opener is less than a month away (April 14). Washington hasn't had a baseball team for more than 30 years, but that doesn't mean Nats fans have to act like rookies. A quick check of the forecast before heading to the ballpark might save you from getting caught "umbrella-less" in a rain delay.

So you see, there is more to Washington-area weather than just snow. We'll be around throughout the spring, summer and fall. We hope you will, too.

Photographs courtesy National Park Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and photographer Kevin Ambrose

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